Risk factors for increasing cervical cancer are well recognized. There is now a vaccine to guard young ladies from human papillomavirus strains (HPV), which is what causes maximum cancers of the cervix; and, with routine Pap tests, the first steps can easily be identified.

This virus is transferred from one personality to another through skin contact while physical activity. There are many family care medical centers in Kenya that do cervical cancer screening tests.

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So what are the things that can put you in danger? Keep in mind, this is not an exhaustive list and more research is always done. But for now, some things that can increase your risk factor for developing cervical cancer include:

Having multiple physical partners. Women who have multiple partners or have physical partners who have had many partners have a greater chance of contracting HPV.

HIV infection is another factor because the immune system of a woman affected with HIV (the virus that causes AIDS) is less able to struggle with both HPV and early cancers.

Having a weak immune system, such as women with chronic exhaustion syndrome, women who have had organ transplantations, and women who take steroids are less able to fight infection by HPV.

Smoking appears to be a factor, and HPV involves dysplasia, which can progress to cervical cancer.