Causes of cervical cancer women must be aware of.
Cervical cancer is also known as hpv (human papilloma virus). It is a type of cancer which usually affects the entrance region of uterus in women above 30 years. There are two types of cervical cancer - adenocarcinoma of the cervix and squamous cell cervical cancer. It is important to get the screening for cervical cancer done every 3-5 years.
The main causes of cervical cancer are:
1. Multiple sexual contacts: this cancer virus can be transmitted through sexual contact. Women who have had multiple sexual contacts are at a high risk of being infected by this cancer. Women who have not had multiple sexual partners can also get this, however those who have been sexually active (and very early in life) are more at risk.
2. Weak immunity: when your immune system is weak, you are automatically susceptible to a host of different ailments, some harmless and others much more harmful. Your body is vulnerable. One such medical condition a body with weak immune is open to is cervical cancer. People who have had transplants or have active hiv/aids viruses, are at a higher risk of having cervical cancer.
3. Smoking: smoking kills your body's immunity and increases the risk of being infected by various cancers, cervical cancer is one of them.
4. Early or multiple pregnancies: multiple pregnancies, giving birth before the age of 17 and using contraceptive pills for too long increase a woman's risk of contracting the cervical cancer virus.
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