Causes of the cervical cancer
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) causes more than 99% of cases of cervical cancer. Four in five women are exposed to HPV at some point in their life and anyone who has ever had sexual contact – even once – could be at risk of being infected by the virus.
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Symptoms
There are often no symptoms of HPV infection or pre-cancer and when symptoms do occur, it is usually when the cancer is relatively advanced and difficult to treat, so it is important to be regularly tested to know your risk.

Symptoms can include:

  • Vaginal Bleeding
  • Menstrual bleeding that is longer and heavier than usual
  • Bleeding after Menopause
  • Increased Vaginal Discharge
  • Bleeding Following Intercourse / Pelvic Exam
  • Pain during Intercourse
  • Tell your friends about HPV 16 and 18 and the importance of testing. Early detection can help save you from cervical cancer!

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Together, HPV 16 and 18 contribute about 70% of all cervical cancer cases.

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Why do I need a test for HPV 16 and 18 if I have already had a Pap smear?

Getting tested