Cervical Cancer Risk Factors
Cervical Cancer:
Risk & Health Factors
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Risk Factors
Health Factors

KNOWN Risk Factors for Cervical Cancer
1. Having (1) multiple sexual partners or (2) sex with partners who have many sexual
    partners = Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) infection
2. Smoking (nicotine exposure)
3. Immune-system problems (immunosuppression)
  Long-term use of oral contraceptives
  Multiple full-term pregnancies
  Diethylstilbestrol (DES) exposure in the womb
SUSPECTED Risk Factors for Cervical Cancer     (3% of shield)
Living in poverty
Having a family history of cervical cancer
Early age at first intercourse
Being younger than 17 at 1st full-term pregnancy
Eating a diet low in fruits and vegetables

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