Cervical Cancer is one of the most common cancers found in women. This type of cancer often grows very slowly and it can be detected in precancerous stages. That is why it is important to go for regular PAP tests.
Causes of cervical cancer:
The most common cause is HPV (Human papillomavirus). HPV is spread through sexual contact with an infected person. Due to HPV showing hardly or no symptoms, many individuals are not aware that they have it.
Cervical cancer can be caused by many other factors besides HPV, including smoking, being overweight, having a suppressed immune system and having a chlamydia infection (a sexually transmitted disease.)
Symptoms of cervical cancer:
There are often no symptoms, however, there can be a few. These symptoms can be vaginal discharge or bleeding.
Steps to try prevent cervical cancer:
If you start to notice any abnormality between your annual check-ups and tests with your doctor, make sure to book an appointment to check it out.
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