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What are the causes of cervical cancer?

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Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: There are multiple

Risk factors for cervical cancer include: early onset of sexual activity, multiple sexual partners, a high-risk sexual partner, history of sexaully transmitted infection, history of vulvar or vaginal squamous intraepithelial neoplasia, immunosuppression.
In terms of causes the main one is the human papillomavirus (hpv). Subtypes 16 and 18 are the most common subtypes.

In brief: There are multiple

Risk factors for cervical cancer include: early onset of sexual activity, multiple sexual partners, a high-risk sexual partner, history of sexaully transmitted infection, history of vulvar or vaginal squamous intraepithelial neoplasia, immunosuppression.
In terms of causes the main one is the human papillomavirus (hpv). Subtypes 16 and 18 are the most common subtypes.
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
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Dr. Morton Levitt
Pathology

In brief: Cervical CA Cause

Most cervical cancer is caused by a virus called human papillomavirus, or hpv.
You can get hpv by having sexual contact with someone who has it. There are many types of the hpv virus. Not all types of hpv cause cervical cancer. Some of them cause genital warts, but other types may not cause any symptoms. You can have hpv for years and not know it. It stays in your body and can lead to cervical ca.

In brief: Cervical CA Cause

Most cervical cancer is caused by a virus called human papillomavirus, or hpv.
You can get hpv by having sexual contact with someone who has it. There are many types of the hpv virus. Not all types of hpv cause cervical cancer. Some of them cause genital warts, but other types may not cause any symptoms. You can have hpv for years and not know it. It stays in your body and can lead to cervical ca.
Dr. Morton Levitt
Dr. Morton Levitt
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