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How To Prevent Cervical Cancer by VirtueDigest: 9:08am On Jul 02, 2020
One of the most common cancers in women is cervical cancer. It used to be one of the most common causes of cancer death in women. It begins when healthy cells in the cervix develop changes in their DNA. The cell’s DNA gives instructions to the cell on what to do.

Cancer cells invade nearby tissue and can break off from a tumour to spread elsewhere in the body. It is not clear what causes cervical cancer, but it is sure that HPV plays a role. HPV is very common and people with the virus never develop cancer. Other factors such as environment or lifestyle choices determine whether you’d develop cancer.

There are two types of cervical cancer. They are

Squamous cell carcinoma which starts in thin flat cells lining, the outer part of cervix which projects into vaginas.
Adenocarcinoma starts in the column-shaped glandular cells that line the cervical cancer.

The risk factors of HPV include:

Many sexual partners: the greater the number of sexual partners and the greater your partner’s number of sexual partners, the greater your chance of acquiring HPV...

Read more: https://virtuedigest.com/how-to-prevent-cervical-cancer/

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