Causes of Cervical Cancer
Cervical cancer is a type of cancer most of the world's number three. Even in Asia alone, every hour a
woman died of this cancer. Cervical cancer is also called "silent killer" because of the development of
cancer is very difficult to detect. The journey from viral infection to cancer takes a long time, about 10-
20 years. This process is often not realized until then to the precancerous stage without symptoms. It is
therefore essential to understand the sense of cervical cancer by women in Indonesia.
The main cause of cervical cancer is infection of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV or human papilloma virus).
Approximately 70% incidence of cervical cancer is caused by HPV 16 and HPV 18. Cells initially develop
from cervical cancer / cervical located under the top of the uterus and vagina. Therefore cervical cancer
called cervical cancer or cervical cancer. At the mouth of the womb there are two types of cells, namely
columnar and squamous cells. Tues squamous very instrumental in the development of cervical cancer.
See the images below to get an overview of cervical cancer stage:
Cervical cancer can occur if the HPV infection does not heal for a long time. Moreover, the immune
system or immune system is low, the infection raged, and cause cancer cells. The virus can be spread
through touch: for example, there is the HPV virus in your hand and touches your genital area, then you
can be infected cervical region. Or it could be from the toilet in a public restroom that has been
contaminated with the virus (so before sitting down, you should always clean with alcohol). In addition,
there are a number of risk factors or causes of cervical cancer:
Women aged over 40 years are more susceptible to cervical cancer. The older the higher the risk.
Genetic factors play a role in less cervical cancer. But this does not mean that if your family is free of
cervical cancer then you will not be affected! You should still be careful and take precautions.
Sexual intercourse at a young age too, changing sexual partners, or sex with a man who frequently
change partners. HPV virus can be transmitted through sexual contact. If a man having sex with a
woman suffering from cervical cancer, and men having sex with you, the HPV virus can be contagious
and infect you.
Having too many children (more than 5 children). By the time you give birth naturally, the fetus will pass
through the cervix and cause trauma to the cervix, which can trigger active cancer cells. The more often
the fetus through the cervix, the more frequent trauma occurred, the higher the risk of cervical cancer.
Whitish ongoing and untreated. There are two kinds of discharge, which is normal and not normal. On a
normal vaginal discharge, mucus is actually clear, no odor and no itching. If any of these three conditions
are not met, it means you are not a normal vaginal discharge. Consultation with a doctor immediately!
Wash or clean the genitals with water is not clean, such as river water or water in public toilets that are
not maintained. Dirty water contains a lot of germs and bacteria.
The use of sanitary napkins which contain dioxin (bleach used to whiten the pads recycled from used
A weak immune system, lack of vitamin C, vitamin E and folic acid. Smoking also increase risk of cervical