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What is Cervical Cancer?

Cervical cancer is a slow progressing cancer that develops and grows in the tissue around the cervix. Basically, the cervix is the area of the female reproductive system that connects the uterus to the vagina. Cervical cancer is considered to be the second most common cancer for women worldwide. In the United States alone approximately 12,200 women were diagnosed with cervical cancer and out of that 4,210 died in 2010. Out of this population around 58% of women were between 45 to 74 years old. Based on several studies the five year survival rate for cervical cancer between the years 1999 to 2006 was 70%. Improved outcomes for cervical cancer can be seen due to the latest vaccines and new early screening tests.

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Cervix Anatomy

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The modern style of living, which is being blindly followed by most of us, has opened the doors to a lot of lifestyle related diseases and problems. Amongst all of these, diabetes can be regarded as the most deadly.
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Sakurai Midori

Sakurai Midori

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This is because of the several problems, which make their way along with this disease related to eyes, feet, kidney and so on. With a lot of people all over the world suffering from diabetes, there has been an increased awareness about the importance of having a proper diet in diabetes patients. It was also brought to light, that mere keeping the level of sugar within control does not solve the problem of diabetes, but it is the balanced nature of diet that keeps the additional issues related to diabetes under control.


Inflammation and cartilage loss is one of the most characteristic features of arthritis. There are various different forms in which arthritis can be seen in patients. Out of these types, osteoarthritis, is the one that is commonly seen in a majority of people. Thumb arthritis is most of the time, due to osteoarthritis, which occurs after years of wear and tear in the elderly population. The most common place where thumb arthritis occurs is the carpo-metacarpal joint (CMC joint), which lies at the junction of wrist and thumb. Thus, the main reason why thumb arthritis causes unavoidable pain is because it affects a part that is highly critical in our day to day activities, such as writing, gripping, and so on.

CMC Joint of Thumb

CMC Joint of Thumb

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As per the sex comparison, thumb arthritis is most commonly seen in case of women as compared to men. This can be due to the fact that women are more susceptible to osteoarthritis in general due to the hormonal imbalance at the time of menopause. So thumb arthritis can be seen as a part of the spectrum of changes that occur in an elderly woman, especially the one’s who have not taken any hormonal replacement or treatment for osteoporosis.