How lethal is cervical cancer?

Cervical Cancer. Review literature: in the US over 12,000 new invasive cervical cancers and about 4000 cancer related death happened each year. With HPV vaccination this number expected to decrease more. In developing countries, especially in Africa the prevalence of invasive cervical and the death rate is much higher. In Africa it is still number one cause of cancer related death for women.
Depends. Early stage - very curable. My opinion: definitely need to vaccinate boys & girls vs hpv early. Stage 0 thru iii curable with surgery and/or radiation & chemo.

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Who gets cervical cancer?

HPV . 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. Read more...
There is no. Single answer or way, but a common path is exposure to many partners, and the virion known to be causative agent is human papiloma virus. There are cases in woman that have never had sex, but the chance is quite low, and the risk rises with frequent partners and unprotected sex. Read more...
Cervical cancer. Cervical cancer has a number of risk factors. The risk factors all are linked to an increase chance of having hpv. The risk factors include: smoking, sex before 18, 2 or more lifetime sex partners, partner with 2 or more sex partners, IV drug use, low socioeconomic status. Anyone can get cervical cancer but people with these risk factors are at increased risk. Read more...

What is cervical cancer?

Cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is an abnormal growth of cells in the area of the cervix uteri, or uterine part of the cervix. It has a strong association with hpv infection. It can be screened by pap smears. It is treated either with surgery in the earliest stages, or with radiation therapy +/- chemotherapy for more advanced disease. Read more...

What causes cervical cancer?

Infection with HPV. Nearly all cervical cancers are caused by infection with the dna virus called human papillomavirus (hpv). This virus is most commonly spread by sexual contact, and certain viral strains can incorporate into human dna and cause human cells to proliferate outside of normal cell growth control causing dysplasia (precancer) and then possibly cancer. The pap test is a screening test to detect this. Read more...

Is cervical cancer hereditary?

HPV germs. Agree with dr bh. Infection, not inherited. Cervical cancer is caused by certain bad members of the hpv (human papilloma virus) family. The good news: easy to screen and prevent courtesy of your old friend the pap smear & hpv testing. We're hoping the hpv vaccine will help too. Read more...

How can I get cervical cancer?

From HPV infection. The most common cause of cervical cancer is infection with the human papilloma virus (hpv). It is acquired through sexual contact, consensual or not. Women over 21 years of age should have pap smears to check for cervical cancer and hpv infection. Cigarette smoking and immune system dysfunction are other risk factors for cervical cancer. Women & teens can get Gardasil hpv vaccine for prevention. Read more...
Through sex mostly. The human papilloma virus, or hpv, is spread by sexual intercourse and increases the risk of cervical, anal and penile cancers. This is why the hpv vaccine lowers the risk of cervical cancer and is recommended (for complete preventive recommendations, see the my health checklist iphone app). Smoking is the only consistent nonsexual risk factor, according to the us preventive services task force. Read more...

How is cervical cancer diagnosed?

Biopsy. A small sample of tissue is taken from the cervix and is evaluated under the microscope by a pathology doctor. These doctors are trained to determine if tissue shows the presence of cancer. Read more...
Pap smear. During a gyn exam, cells from the cervix are placed on slides and reviewed by pathologists who can tell if they are abnormal or not. Read more...