Chronic Disease Risk Assessment - I decided to take the cervical cancer health risk assessment I chose this particular one because when I was pregnant

Chronic Disease Risk Assessment - I decided to take the...

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I decided to take the cervical cancer health risk assessment. I chose this particular one because, when I was pregnant with my son and was having regular pap smear . I was told by my doctor that I had been exposed to one of the main causes of cervical cancer which is HPV(Human Papilloma Virus). I will get to what HPV is in a moment. Cervical cancer is cancer that forms in the tissues of the cervix. It is a disease in which the cells of the cervix become abnormal and start to grow uncontrollably, which can cause tumors to grow. HPV is a cause of at least seventy percent of all cervical cancers. HPV is a sexually transmitted disease and is one of the most common. It is so common that every man and women at one point in their lives will get it. There is some evidence that suggest that another sexually transmitted virus, the genital herpes virus also may be involved in cervical cancer. More than six million women in the United States have persistent Human Papilloma Virus infections. HPV does not have a current cure. Another fact, most women

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