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Cervical cancer in women is the second most common cancer worldwide, next only to breast cancer. Cervical cancer can almost always be prevented through awareness, regular screening and early treatment of abnormal cell changes.
HPV INFECTION -a virus called Genital Human Papillomavirus- can cause normal cells on your cervix to turn abnormal. Over many years, abnormal cells can turn into cancer if they are not found and treated by your doctor. Human pappiloma virus is high risk infection that can be transmitted by sexual contact and also by non penetrative sex. Good news is that 90% of new infections clear out in 2 years
PERSISTENCE OF INFECTION IS DUE TO
Young age at sexual initiation i.e. less than 25 years.