Put up a fight against cervical cancer
Each year in the U.S. thousands of women die from cervical cancer. Over 12,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and of that number, four thousand will leave behind friends, family and loved ones. Thankfully, diagnosing and preventing cervical cancer is possible and many women go on to lead long healthy lives after a diagnosis.
The cervix is lowest portion of the uterus that connects it to the vagina. Essential in its role for fertility, menstruation and pregnancy, the cervix is what “dilates to 10” when a woman gives birth. The cervix is also responsible for protecting the female organs from bacteria and viruses that could damage the uterus or harm a baby during pregnancy. (more…)