Cervical Cancer

Causes: Not all causes are known for this cancer but the greatest risk factor for cervical cancer is human papillomavirus and smoking.

Symptoms: If you have abnormal vaginal bleeding or pain during intercourse you may have cervical cancer. Also leg pain, back pains, weight loss, fatigue, loss of appetite, and swollen legs.

Precautions: Condoms can offer some protection against cervical cancer. The Gardasil and Cervarix are vaccines that reduce the risk of cervical cancer.

Cures: Surgical procedures can cure the cancer in some cases and also chemotherapy in more advanced stages.

History: In the 20th century epidemiologist noted that cervical cancer and S.T.D's behave alike. Non-aboriginal women are five times less likely to die from cervical cancer then aboriginal women.

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