Cervical cancer has harvested many lives 40 years ago. But today, with Pap tests, cases have dropped considerably, compared to a few decades ago.
Cervical cancer is the second form of cancer that affects women aged 15 to 44 years after breast cancer.
In order to protect our lives, it is essential to know the main risk factors for colorectal cancer.
HPV – Human Papilloma Virus Infection. Various studies have detected the presence of this virus in over 90% of cases of cervical cancer.
There are vaccines that can prevent infection with the two main types of HPV that cause cervical cancer. Countries with cervical cancer screening programs have substantially reduced the number of cases of illnesses and deaths caused by this form of cancer.
Various studies have detected the presence of this virus in over 90% of cases of cervical cancer.
HPV vaccines do not offer 100% protection against cervical cancer and vaccination can not replace routine screening programs.
Overeating. Overweight women usually have serious vitamin deficiencies in fruits and vegetables, but also a high risk of developing cervical cancer.
Oral contraceptives. Female hormones found in certain contraceptives may become the cornerstone for many types of cancer. And the risk of cervical cancer doubles after 5 years of contraceptive use.
Genetics. A controversial topic. Some specialists claim that it can be genetically transmitted, and women in a family with cervical cancer history have double and triple risks to other women. But other medical research warns that there is no genetic component in this type of cancer.
HIV virus. It destabilizes immunity and increases the risk of HPV infection.
Chlamydia infection. It is a disease that predisposes to cervical cancer risk.
Smoking. Smokers have a double chance of doing this type of cancer. In addition, smoking damages the immune system and will be more difficult to fight with HPV infection.