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What causes cervical cancer besides HPV?

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What causes cervical cancer besides HPV?

What Are the Risk Factors for Cervical Cancer?

  • Having HIV (the virus that causes AIDS) or another condition that makes it hard for your body to fight off health problems.
  • Smoking.
  • Using birth control pills for a long time (five or more years).
  • Having given birth to three or more children.
  • Having several sexual partners.

Can cervical cancer prevented?

Cervical cancer can often be prevented by having regular screenings with Pap tests and HPV tests to find any precancers and treat them. It can also be prevented by receiving the HPV vaccine.

Is cervical cancer curable?

Cervical cancer is generally viewed as treatable and curable, particularly if it is diagnosed when the cancer is in an early stage. This disease occurs in the cervix, or the passageway that joins the lower section of the uterus to the vagina.

What age does cervical cancer affect?

Cervical cancer is most frequently diagnosed in women between the ages of 35 and 44 with the average age at diagnosis being 50 . It rarely develops in women younger than 20. Many older women do not realize that the risk of developing cervical cancer is still present as they age.

How do they remove cervical cancer?

Your doctor uses a surgical or laser knife to remove a cone-shaped piece of tissue from your cervix. They may also use a thin wire heated by electricity. This is called the loop electrosurgical excision procedure, or LEEP. They'll look at your tissue sample under a microscope.

Can a hysterectomy cure cervical cancer?

Nearly half of cervical cancers are diagnosed at an early stage, meaning the tumors are small and have not spread beyond the cervix. Although there are other treatment options, radical hysterectomy is the most common treatment for early-stage disease, and cure rates for the disease are around 80%.

Can you still have a baby if your cervix is removed?

Your doctor (gynaecological oncologist) removes most of the cervix and the upper part of the vagina. They put a permanent stitch around the internal opening of the cervix to hold it closed. Babies have been born safely to women who have had this type of operation. But there is a risk of miscarriage or premature birth.

Can a hysterectomy prevent cervical cancer?

Since only the top portion of the uterus is removed during a partial hysterectomy and the cervix remains, cancerous cells may still develop within the cervix. People who have had a full hysterectomy are less likely to develop cervical cancer.

Does removing the cervix get rid of HPV?

Surgically treating genital warts doesn't cure a human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, however, and warts can return after surgery if the immune system does not eliminate the infection. Surgery may be used to treat moderate to severe cervical dysplasia by removing abnormal cells on the cervix.

Do you need a Pap smear after your cervix is removed?

Pap test, also called a Pap smear, is a routine screening test for early diagnosis of cervical cancer. If you had a partial hysterectomy — when the uterus is removed but the lower end of the uterus (cervix) remains — your doctor will likely recommend continued Pap tests.

Does a man have a cervix?

Because it is part the female reproductive system, men do not naturally have a cervical. Some women may need to have their cervix removed, or, in rare cases, they are born without one.