Cervical cancer is a cancer that appears in the cervix due to abnormal cell changes in the cervix, of which 99% are caused by the HPV virus.
There are more than 100 types of HPV, some are malignant or can cause cancer, such as pubic lip cancer and cervical cancer. There are also those that are not malignant, generally causing genital warts.
Cervical cancer is mostly caused by HPV types 16 and 18.
Who is at risk for cervical cancer?
HPV infection can occur to anyone regardless of age. Many people who are exposed to the HPV virus in their body do not feel any signs or symptoms, so they can transmit the virus without realizing it.
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