United Kingdom.- Urinalysis can help detect cervical cancer, as indicated in a study by Queen Mary University. This is a non-invasive method that may be available in five years.
This test can be done with urine or with a sample of cells that can be collected in a few minutes with a vaginal smear. This test was presented at the 2019 NCRI Cancer Conference in the UK.
According to Belinda Nejay, director of the Molecular Epidemiology Laboratory of the Preventive Medicine Institute named after Wolfson in Queen Mary, this test was positively accepted in almost all women who passed the test.
What is cervical cancer?
Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that occurs in the cells of the cervix (the lower part of the uterus that connects to the vagina).
Several strains of human papillomavirus (HPV), sexually transmitted, play an important role in the occurrence of most types of cervical cancer.
Signs and symptoms of cervical cancer at a later stage include the following:
- Vaginal bleeding after intercourse, between periods or after menopause
- Fluid and bloody vaginal discharge that may be thick and smelly
- Pelvic pain or during sex
Currently, detection is carried out by the following methods:
- Dad smear, During a Pap smear, your doctor will cleanse and cleanse the cells of the cervix and then examine them in the laboratory to detect abnormalities.
- HPV DNA test. An HPV DNA test involves analyzing cells isolated from the cervix to detect infection with one of the different types of HPV that are most likely to cause cervical cancer.