Oncology and Fibroids
Carcinoma cervix is caused by (AIPG 2008)
1. The most important risk factor in the development of cervical cancer is infection with a high-risk strain of human papillomavirus. Women who have many sexual partners (or who have sex with men or women who had many partners) have a greater risk.
2. Types 16 and 18 are generally acknowledged to cause about 70% of the cancer cases. Although most HPV infections clear up on their own, the infections could increase to major abnormalities or cervical cancer.
3. The presence of strains 16, 18 and 31 is the prime risk factor for cervical cancer, and the presence of HPV is a necessary condition for the development of cervical cancer.