What is Cervical Cancer?

According to the Department of Health (DOH), Cervical Cancer is the 2nd leading cancer  among women in the Philippines. DOH expects around 7,277 new cases and 3,807 deaths due to cervical cancer to occur annually.

All women are at risk for cervical cancer. Cervical cancer affects the entrance to the womb. In the early stages of cervical cancer, little to no symptoms may occur. But as the cancer progress, some of the most common signs of cervical cancer include:

  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • Increased vaginal discharge
  • Bleeding after going through menopause
  • Pain during sex
  • Pelvic pain

Cervical Cancer can be prevented.

Vaccination against high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV), which causes most cases of cervical cancer, is a safe and effective way to fight Cervical Cancer. CDC recommends HPV vaccination starting at 11 or 12 years of age.

Cervical Cancer can be cured.

Depending on how advanced your cancer is, you may need more than one type of treatment. The American Cancer Society recommends either surgery or radiation combined with chemotherapy may be used for the earliest stages of cervical cancer. For later stages, radiation combined with chemotherapy is usually the main treatment. 

Regular screening is important.

To prevent cervical cancer regular screening is important. The cervical cancer screening tests can help find pre-cancer conditions before they can turn into invasive cancer. Women are recommended to undergo regular cervical cancer screening starting at 21 years of age.

The Pap test (or Pap smear) is suggested for women 21-29 years of age every three (3) years. For abnormal Pap test results, HPV testing for this age group is highly advised. At age 30, women should begin a combination of Pap test and HPV test every five (5 years) for normal results until age 65.

Visit your OBGYN doctors today and ask about the right cervical cancer screening tests for you!

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UCMed Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

UCMed eHealth for Maternity Package Deal Program

Last updated:  March 24, 2020

Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully before using the application UCMed Chat Box (the "Service") operated by  University of Cebu Medical Center ("us", "we", or "our").

Your access to and use of the Service is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. These Terms apply to all visitors, users and others who access or use the Service.

By accessing or using the Service you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you disagree with any part of the terms then you may not access the Service.

To better serve the needs of people in the community, health care services are now available by the electronic transmission of information. This may assist in the evaluation, diagnosis, management and treatment of a number of health care problems for the women enrolled in UCMed Maternity Package Deal Program.  This process is referred to as “telemedicine” ,“telehealth” or “eHealth.” This means that you may be evaluated and treated by a health care provider or specialist from a distant location. Since this may be different than the type of consultation with which you are familiar, it is important that you understand and agree to the following statements.

  1. The eHealth OB-Gyn healthcare provider will be at a different location from me.
  2. I may be asked for my medical history, examinations, x-rays, tests, photographs or other images by the specialist who is at a different location.
  3. I will be informed if any additional personnel are to be present other than myself, individuals accompanying me, and the eHealth OB-Gyn healthcare provider. I will give my permission prior to the entry of the additional personnel.
  4. The eHealth OB-Gyn healthcare provider will keep a record of the consultation in my medical record.
  5. RELEASE OF INFORMATION: eHealth OB-Gyn healthcare providers who provide professional services to the patient are authorized to furnish medical information from my emergency medical record to the another physician, if any, and to any insurance company or third party payer for the purpose of obtaining payment of the account. eHealth OB-Gyn healthcare provider is authorized to release information from my medical record to any other health care facility or provider to which my care may be transferred.
  6. I voluntarily consent to health care services provided by my doctor(s) or a designee, which may include diagnostic tests, drugs, examinations, and medical or surgical treatments considered necessary to treat my health problem.
  7. I understand that I may be released before all my medical problems are known or treated and it is my responsibility to make arrangements for follow-up care.
  8. I understand that I have the option to refuse eHealth service at anytime without affecting the right to future care or treatment and without risk losing my benefits.

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