What causes cervical cancer?


What causes cervical cancer?
Most cervical cancer is caused by human papillomavirus (HPV). Not all types of HPV will causes cervical cancer. Most women able to fight HPV infection. But some HPV virus lead to cancer.

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Only infected by the high risk HPV (cancer causing) will causes cervical cancer. These infections are asymptomatic and majority will resolve without any need for treatment. However, in some cases, the HPV infection can lead to the risk of progression to cervical cancer. This process can take more than 10 years.

Therefore it’s important to be protect yourself against the high risk HPV (cancer causing).

– Bosch Fx et al. J Clin Pathol 2002; 55: 244-65
– Burd EM. Clin Microbiol Rev 2003; 16: (1-17)

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  1. How to prevent cervical cancer? - Herbals Corner Says:

    […] as cervical cancer is difficult to be spotted. To prevent cervical cancer, first we need to prevent HPV infections, as most of the cervical cancer is caused by HPV infection. Besides, by conducting pap smear test […]

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