Thursday, May 19, 2011

Understanding Cervical Cancer - Important

- Worldwide, cervical cancer kills one woman every two minutes
- percent2 In 99 cases of cervical cancer are caused by human papilloma virus (HPV), which is transmitted through sexual activity.
- The most common types of HPV 16 and 18, and they cause more than 70 percent of cancer cases worldwide.
- HPV types 45, 31 and 33 also can cause cervical cancer.
- It is estimated that up to 80 percent of women acquire an HPV infection in their lives and nearly 50 percent of these infections is a type of cancer-causing virus.
- Women are still vulnerable to HPV infection over their sexual lives.
- The most effective means to combat cervical cancer prevention is possible and is currently vaccinated against the most common strains of HPV cause cancer.
- Like vaccination, routine tests like Pap smears and colposcopy remain a valuable tool for all sexually active women.

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