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My Friend Was Diagnosed With Cervical Cancer....?

Postby Trystan » Wed Feb 25, 2015 4:42 am

shes 18, has had an abortion. and a miscarrage with in 2 months if eachother...could this have caused it? she said that she didnt have HPV, and thats not the reason she has the cancer...what could be the reason, or did it just come about
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My Friend Was Diagnosed With Cervical Cancer....?

Postby Radnor » Wed Feb 25, 2015 5:28 pm

here are the facts about cervical cancer

Cervical Cancer

General Information About Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the cervix.

The cervix is the lower, narrow end of the uterus (the hollow, pear-shaped organ where a fetus grows). The cervix leads from the uterus to the vagina (birth canal).

Cervical cancer usually develops slowly over time. Before cancer appears in the cervix, the cells of the cervix go through changes known as dysplasia, in which cells that are not normal begin to appear in the cervical tissue. Later, cancer cells start to grow and spread more deeply into the cervix and to surrounding areas.


Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is the major risk factor for development of cervical cancer.

Infection of the cervix with human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common cause of cervical cancer. Not all women with HPV infection, however, will develop cervical cancer. Women who do not regularly have a Pap smear to detect HPV or abnormal cells in the cervix are at increased risk of cervical cancer.

Other possible risk factors include the following:

Giving birth to many children.


Having many sexual partners.


Having first sexual intercourse at a young age.


Smoking cigarettes.


Oral contraceptive use ("the Pill").


Weakened immune system.


Cause

Cervical cancer is caused by severe abnormal changes in the cells of the cervix. Most precancerous or cancerous cell changes occur in the cervix at the transformation zone because these cells normally undergo constant change. During this natural process of change, some cervical cells can become abnormal, especially if you are infected with high-risk types of HPV.

Other factors that may play a role in causing cervical cancer include:

Smoking or a history of smoking.


Having an impaired immune system, such as from having human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).


Using birth control pills for more than 5 years. This may be related to infection with HPV.2

Regular Pap test screening is the single most important tool to identify cervical cell changes early before they progress to cancer.

No they don't cause cancer.
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