What Is It?
The cervix is the lowest part of the uterus that opens into the vagina.
Cervical cancer occurs when abnormal cells on the cervix grow out of control.
Cervical cancer is caused by HPV. You can contract HPV through sexual contact.
- abnormal bleeding
- Pain in the pelvic region or abdomen
- HPV infection
- Immune system deficiency
- Taking oral contraceptives
- Age & Race
- diet low in fruits and vegetaables
- having multiple full-term pregnancies
- being younger at 17 at your first full-term pregnancy
- family history
- having several partners
Smoking can greatly increase your risk of cervical cancer
How to reduce your risk
- eliminate smoking
- have a rich diet
- use protection
- get a regular pap smear
- limit your number of partners
Having a rich diet that is high in fruits and vegetables can help reduce your risk of developing cervical cancer
How is cervical cancer detected?
Cervical Cancer can be determined early with a Pap Smear
During a pap smear, a doctor takes a small portion of cells from inside the cervix to look for abnormalities