9 Signs Of Cervical Cancer Women Should Be Aware Of

Cervical Cancer is a Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) related disease. It can affect sexually active men and women at any point. Here are 9 warning signs of it!

# Cervical Cancer

Cervical Cancer

Cervical Cancer is a Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) related disease. HPV is the most common infection of the reproductive tract, infecting a majority of sexually active men and women from around the world at least once in their lifetime. Moreover, the infection can occur more than once. HPV is the cause of cervical cancer in 90% of the cases. Other factors causing cervical cancer, while minor, include smoking, birth control pills, having sex at a young age, having several sexual partners, multiple pregnancies etc. The HPV virus can be transmitted by skin to skin genital contact and does not even require penetrative sex for the virus to spread.

Worldwide, cervical cancer is both the fourth most common cause of cancer and death from cancer in women. Studies in the last year alone show 528,000 cases of cervical cancer with 266,000 deaths by it. It is the most common cause of cancer related death in lower income families and in women of developing nations. Its containment relies on the expensive and painful process of chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery if not detected in time. The following 9 significant warning signs may save your life! check signs on further pages.

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