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Prevent cervical cancer

The gynecological surgery department at Caen Normandy University Hospital provides comprehensive care for cervical cancer: prevention, diagnosis, surgery, chemotherapy, supportive and supportive care.

Benefiting from expert teams and a cutting-edge technical platform, the establishment offers personalized and innovative treatments, discussed during multidisciplinary meetings to guarantee the best approach for each patient.

The importance of screening

Cervical cancer is the 12th most common cancer among women in France. Despite the existence of effective screening, it is responsible for approximately 1,100 deaths per year.

There are two ways to prevent cervical cancer:

  • Carrying out a screening test every 3 years for women between 25 and 29 years old, after 2 normal tests carried out one year apart, then every 5 years between 30 and 65 years old;
  • Vaccination against human papillomavirus ( HPV ) for boys and girls between 11 and 14 years old. It can also be offered as a catch-up up to the age of 19 inclusive.

If all women aged 25 to 65 were regularly screened, 70% to 90% of cervical cancers could be prevented.

Screening for cancer of the cervix makes it possible to identify 32,000 cancerous or precancerous lesions each year and treat them before they develop into cancer.

The smear, associated with the HPV , remains the essential examination for screening for lesions of the cervix.

If there is an abnormality, a colposcopy should be performed. This is a microscopic examination of the cervix which is done in consultation. This examination makes it possible to diagnose precancerous lesions and plan treatment.

In 2023, more than 1000 colposcopies were carried out in the gynecology department of Caen Normandy University Hospital.

All concerned!

On the occasion of Green June, an information campaign is being deployed within the establishment and on our digital media, with the aim of engaging women and raising their awareness about cervical cancer screening. .

The art and universal works used here capture attention and convey a clear message.

Communication department of Caen Normandy University Hospital
CHU Caen Normandy

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