Cervical cancer in a 23-year-old girl! If the doctor hadn’t told her, she wouldn’t have known why.

Xiao Li (a pseudonym) is only 23 years old this year, at the age of flowers, she should have enjoyed a wonderful college life, but she was diagnosed with cervical cancer and fell into a spiral of despair. Why was Xiao Li so young, but she was targeted by cervical cancer? It starts with the 10 boyfriends she’s dated.

You need to fall in love more while you’re young.

Xiao Li face pretty face, slim figure, just went to college when there were many suitors. Xiao Li also think that the university should have a good relationship, so very enjoy the feeling of love, but also stolen a taste of the forbidden fruit. However, because Xiao Li think the first boyfriend poor family, can not satisfy their own personal desires, so soon broke up. Soon after, Xiao Li and hitched a ride with a second generation of rich, began a new relationship. In this way, for another and another boyfriend, a rough count down, Xiao Li has been dating 10 boyfriends.

“Auntie” how? It’s cervical cancer!

Freedom of love, in the face of Xiao Li’s frequent change of boyfriend, the friends can not say anything. However, the best friend reminded Xiao Li: to pay attention to good precautions.

It’s not long after, to the period, Xiao Li found her own menstruation is not normal, the amount of menstrual blood is very small, a day with 2 tampons on it, but also accompanied by lower abdominal pain. In retrospect, this situation is not the first time, after careful consideration, decided to go to the hospital to do a comprehensive examination.

This does not matter, a check can be scared out of a cold sweat Xiaoli. The doctor looked at the age of Xiao Li on the examination report, sighed, and said: “cervical cancer.” Xiao Li was so frightened that her legs weakened and she directly collapsed on the floor.

Improper living increases the risk of HPV infection

The doctor carefully asked Xiao Li’s situation only to know, it turns out, Xiao Li and almost all of her boyfriends have had intimate relations.

The doctor told Xiao Li: female cervical “squamous columnar epithelial transition zone” in the young, distributed against the lateral place, with age, the number of births increase, this transition zone will move to the inside of the uterus, HPV virus from the injured cervical epithelium, as well as cervical epithelium “squamous columnar epithelium” in the uterus. The “transition zone” infects the cells. Therefore, the earlier you have sex and the more often you change partners, the more likely you are to get cervical cancer.

In addition, Xiao Li also has a habit of smoking. The harmful substances in cigarettes will suppress the immune function, affect the clearance of HPV infection, increase the infection effect, and increase the risk of cervical cancer.

Therefore, these two irresponsible behaviors of Xiao Li’s body, living to force themselves out of cervical cancer.

Finally, the doctor told Xiao Li, like her young cervical cancer is more and more women, the number of boyfriends is not the point, the focus is to take good care of their bodies.

Xiao Li cried after hearing this, but she understood too late. The next thing she had to face was to take a break from school to treat her illness, and also undergo both physical and psychological tests. For a 23-year-old young girl, this is undoubtedly a blow to the head.

How can women prevent cervical cancer?

According to the latest statistics, the incidence rate of cervical cancer in China ranks second in the world, posing a serious threat to women’s life and health. However, many women are still unclear about the prevention of cervical cancer. Finally, let’s talk about how to prevent cervical cancer.

1.HPV Vaccination

HPV vaccination is an effective means of preventing cervical cancer. Nowadays, 2-valent, 4-valent and 9-valent cervical cancer vaccines are available in China, and HPV vaccination can significantly reduce the probability of cervical cancer among women of the right age.

  1. regular HPV testing

HPV vaccination does not mean that you can rest easy and get regular HPV testing. In general, women between the ages of 21 and 29 should have a cervical cytology test every 3 years, and women between the ages of 30 and 65 should have a combined TCT+HPV test every 5 years, or a separate cytology test every 3 years.

3.Adopt good hygiene habits

Pay attention to health care during menstruation and puerperium, develop good hygiene habits, live a good life, and avoid changing sexual partners frequently.

  1. Prompt treatment of gynecological diseases

Gynecological diseases are not something to be seen and there is no need to cover them up. Diseases like chronic cervicitis should be treated in time to avoid worsening of the condition and developing into cervical cancer.

Xiao Li’s story tells us: women should love themselves! Do you remember to prevent cervical cancer?