9 Major Risks Factors Of Cervical Cancer: From Human Papillomavirus To Smoking
December 28, 2017
Decades ago, cervical cancer used to be one of the leading causes of death among American women of childbearing age. But after the Pap test was introduced in the 1950s, it became much easier to detect abnormal cervical cells early and start treatment in a timely manner. These days, the death rate from cervical cancer is relatively low. Here’s what the most recent data (for the period from 2003 through 2007) shows: 8.1 women out of 100.000 are diagnosed with cervical cancer annually; 2.4 women out of 100.000 die from cervical cancer every year.
How did modern medicine reach the numbers mentioned above? Early diagnosis of precancerous changes, successful treatment, and prevention strategies are all at play. Cancer of the cervix might be the most easily preventable type of cancer. Here are some methods how to do it: