what causes cervical cancer?
microorganisms, how that disease occurs?
Genetic traits. Some people are more prone to getting cancer because of the mutation of genes, so certain foods or environmental issues can cause different types of cancer.
Sexually transmitted diseases can also lead to cervical cancer especially HPV which is the human papiloma Virus. It is transmitted sexually and you show no symptoms until you go have a pap smear and the doctor informs you that you results were abnormal. It is passed on unknowingly during sexual intercourse. If left untreated it will become cervical cancer. if caught quickly, the doctors will perform a biopsy which usually show abnormal cells on your cervix. The cells are removed normally as an outpatient procedure in the doctors office ( usually a specialist, like an OB GYN) By shaving a layer off your cervix, thereby removing the pre-cancerous cells. If allowed to stay they will mutate and multiply and become cancerous, which leads to more serious interventions. Most Doctors offices now offer an HPV Vaccine, which is a three shot system over the course of a year to protect you from HPV which is the leading cause of cervical cancer in women.
HPV has nothing to do with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. There are 46 genetic types of HPV, but not all are dangerous. Only certain types of HPV, which can be transmitted from one person to another during sexual contact, increase the risk of cell dysplasia (abnormal cell growth) and/or progression to cervical cancer.
Finally we don't know exactly what causes cervical cancer, only the things that seem to increase your risks, mainly Medical history and lifestyle - especially sexual habits - play a role in a woman's chances of developing cervical cancer.
I am a nurse, so I do know what I am talking about, but if you have more questions, you should check out the following website, it has more answers to your questions and great visual aides to help you understand more! http://www.ehealthmd.com/library/cervic … hatis.html
Hope this helps!
As helpmerhonda states it is HPV. Human Papiloma virus, that causes cervical cancer. As she also states there is a vaccine available in the prevention of it. But, what if you already have the problem? An excerpt from medline plus june 2010, states that green tree extract, both orally, and topically, was used in the treatment of HPV, and genital warts, and found to be effective.
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