What causes cervical cancer?
Most cervical cancer is caused by a virus called human papillomavirus
, or HPV. You can get HPV by having sexual contact
with someone who has it. There are many types of the HPV virus. Not all types of HPV
cause cervical cancer
. Some of them cause genital warts, but other types may not cause any symptoms.
Most adults have been infected with HPV at some time. An infection may go away on its own. But sometimes it can cause genital warts
or lead to cervical cancer
. That’s why it’s important for women to have regular Pap tests. A Pap test can find changes in cervical cells before they turn into cancer. If you treat these cell changes, you may prevent cervical cancer.
When we talking about cervical cancer, it is a cancer of the cervix
. Which means the neck of the womb.
Unlike all other cancers, It is not a condition depending on family origin or history. And when we talk about cervical cancer, this is type of cancer is caused by a viral infection.
CAUSES OF CERVICAL CANCER
It is caused by an infection called Human Papillomavirus, which is also known as HPV
Cervical cancer is the most common HPV (Human Papillomavirus
) related disease and is also the most common viral infection of the reproductive tract.
Cervical cancer can affect all sexually active women of all ages. Not just older women of-course.
Although HPV infection is widespread, few people notice they are infected because they does not have symptoms. The majority of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infections do not show any symptoms and do get cleared out of the body on their own without any intervention.
Note: People do ask that, is there no sign or symptoms to show if someone as a cervical cancer. My answer is No and Yes.
Why is it No?. This is because it doesn’t show sign nor a symptom as i have said earlier, but that is only in the early stages. It does not shows sign or symptoms at the early stages.
Why is it Yes?. That is because signs and symptoms only tend to appear after the cancer has reached an high stage or level. The following start to occur at that stage
Irregular or abnormal vaginal bleeding after sexual intercourse