Causes of Cervical Cancer

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					Cancer treatment is a very controversial subject, as soon as one ventures
outside the sphere of mainstream medical authority into the field of
alternative medicine. There are very good reasons for this heated
controversy. In its simplest terms, the conflict is between freedom of
information and self interest (profit).Cervical cancer is the second most
prevalent cancer and the main cause of cancer deaths in women after
breast cancer. The main cause of the disease is the sexually transmitted
human papillomavirus (HPV), meaning that this is a preventable form of
cancer.Cervical cancer has been established as the second most common
cancer that usually occurs in women and is second to breast cancer. Every
year, there is an estimate of over 20,000 women in the world experiences
some early symptoms. This type of cancer is malignant neoplasm of the
cervix uteri or the cervical area. It may be present with vaginal
bleeding but the symptoms may not be visible until the cancer is
diagnosed in its advanced stages.Initially I was taken aback by the
revelation that a virus caused cervical cancer but then I began to wonder
what it was that led the medical profession to almost unanimously adopt
this idea when all other cancers clearly showed that chemicals (or
radiation) was responsible. As I looked into this more deeply, I came
across a most perplexing riddle. You see, what set doctors along a path
in search of a viral cause of the disease was triggered by an obscure
report in a regional medical journal in Venice. Cervical cancer is a
malignant cancer tissue that attack cervix (organ connecting the uterus
and vagina). There are some types of this cancer. The most common types,
the SCC (squalors cell carcinoma), a major cause of cervical cancer with
the percentage of 80-85 percent. HPV infection is a "trigger" major in
the development of this cancer.Cervical cancer is a malignant cancer of
the cervix. Cervical cancer is cancer that starts in the cervix, the
lower part of the uterus (womb) that opens at the top. The upper part, or
body, of the uterus, is where a fetus grows. The cervix connects the body
of the uterus to the (birth canal). The part of the cervix closest to the
body of the uterus is called the endocervix.This is the most important of
all the risk factors associated to the cancer of the cervix. Doctors
believe that before a woman can develop cervical cancer, she must have
been infected by HPV. Some types of this HPV are classified as "high
risk" because they are the main causes of cervical cancer.The cervix is
at the bottom of the uterus, the place where a baby grows during
pregnancy. Cervical cancer is caused by some type of virus called human
papillomaviruses (HPV). The virus spreads through sexual contact. Most of
the female body able to fight HPV infection. But sometimes the virus
causes cancer. You are at higher risk if you smoke, have many children,
the Pill for a long time, or HIV infection.There are two main types of
cervical cancer: squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma. Squamous
cell carcinoma is the most common form, occurring in about 80 to 90
percent of all cases. It develops in the thin, flat cells, called
squamous cells, that cover the surface of the endocervix, the portion of
the cervix closest to the uterus. Adenocarcinoma is more common in
younger women and forms in the gland cells within the endocervix.The
acronym HPV stands for Human papillomaviruses. HPV are a group of viruses
of which there are over 100 different types. They can produce benign
tumors, known as Papillomas or warts, which tend to grow in areas such as
the hands, feet, throat or genital areas. The causes of the warts vary.
The Journal of the American Medical Association presents follow up
information on the risks of the vaccine against HPV(1). There is also a
special communication(2) that discusses concerns about the way this
vaccine was presented to the public by the manufacturer and professional
medical associations.

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