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Risk Factors for Cervical Cancer

List of Risk Factors for Cervical Cancer

The list of risk factors mentioned for Cervical Cancer in various sources includes:

Risk factors discussion:

Cervical Cancer: NWHIC (Excerpt)

According to the National Cancer Institute, strong risk factors include early age at first intercourse, a history of multiple sexual partners, genital human papillomavirus infection (HPV) or other sexually transmitted disease (STD), and the presence or history of other genital tract abnormalities. Women age 60 and above are at greater risk for cervical cancer than are women in other age groups because these older women are less willing or able to seek medical care for early screening. One reason that many of these women do not get screened for cervical cancer is that they often don't view themselves as being at risk. Other risk factors include active or passive ("second-hand") smoking, poor nutrition, and a current or past sexual partner with risk factors for STDs, or HIV/AIDS. (Source: excerpt from Cervical Cancer: NWHIC)

What You Need To Know About Cancer -- An Overview: NCI (Excerpt)

Cigarette smokers are also more likely than nonsmokers to develop several other types of cancer, including oral cancer and cancers of the larynx, esophagus, pancreas, bladder, kidney, and cervix. Smoking may also increase the likelihood of developing cancers of the stomach, liver, prostate, colon, and rectum. The risk of cancer begins to decrease soon after a smoker quits, and the risk continues to decline gradually each year after quitting. (Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Cancer -- An Overview: NCI)

Risks factors for Cervical Cancer: medical news summaries:

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About risk factors:

Risk factors for Cervical Cancer are factors that do not seem to be a direct cause of the disease, but seem to be associated in some way. Having a risk factor for Cervical Cancer makes the chances of getting a condition higher but does not always lead to Cervical Cancer. Also, the absence of any risk factors or having a protective factor does not necessarily guard you against getting Cervical Cancer. For general information and a list of risk factors, see the risk center.


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