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Running head: CHRONIC DISEASESChronic DiseasesNora EwenSCI 163November 4, 2013Instructor: Carrie ElmoreThe assessment I choose was that for cervical cancer risk. Cervical cancer, or cancer of the cervix, is a type of cancer that affects the entrance of a women’s to the uterus (womb) (MNT, 2009). Certain strains of human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted infection, and plays a role in causing most cases of cervical cancer (mayo clinic staff, 2013). When women are exposed to HPV, their immune system will typically prevent this type of virus from causing harm to their body. With some women though it has been known to survive for years, which causes some cells on the surface of the cervix to become cancer cells (mayo clinic staff, 2013).Human papilloma virus is one of the highest risk factors for cervical cancer. HPV is a group of more than 150 related viruses, some of which cause a type of growth called papilloma, which is commonly known as warts (American cancer society, 2013). Other risk factors for