Previously attributed to older group of girls, carcinoma of cervix is increasingly seen in young, unmarried girls. it's the second most often diagnosed cancer in women worldwide after carcinoma. About 80% of the cases are seen in developing countries. it's attributed to multiparity, child marriage (early sexual contact), poor socio-economic status, lack of standardised screening.
Practically all instances of cervical disease are brought about by the human papillomavirus (HPV). It’s a really common virus and sometimes spreads during unprotected sex. tons of sorts of HPV are harmless, but some can damage cells within the cervix and eventually cause cancer if they’re not treated. the foremost common symptom of cervical cancer is bleeding from the vagina. If you notice bleeding between periods or during/after sex, you ought to book a meeting with a doctor straightaway. (Noticing blood doesn’t mean you've got cancer, though.) Other symptoms can include pain in your pelvis and pain during sex, and a bad-smelling discharge. Cervical cancer develops during a woman's cervix (the entrance to the uterus from the vagina).
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