Infection with Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common cause or risk factor for cervical cancer. These viruses are transmitted during sexual intercourse, as well as via oral or anal sex. Any female who has ever been sexually active is at potential risk.
Other risk factors include:
I heard that the pelvic examination may be uncomfortable. Are there alternatives to detect early cervical cancer?
Cancer Resources on the Internet
American Cancer Society www.cancer.org
Cancer Care, inc. www.cancercare.org
Cancer Information Service (National Cancer Institute, USA) www.nci.nih.gov
CancerNet (National Cancer Institute, USA) www.cancernet.nci.nih.gov
For further enquiries on cervical cancer, please call the Cancer Helpline at (65) 6225 5655 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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