Cervical Cancer - Its Prevalence, Risk factors, Imaging, and Treatment

Author(s): Mahrukh Ikram*, Muhammad Arslan, Iqra Fasih

Cervix uteri is a leading type of cancer exclusive to women. It is gradually spreading over different regions of the world without any prominent cause or reason behind it. This disease affects the lower part of the uterus (start of the cervix area). Most reports advocate the role of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) infection in developing this cancer. Environmental and age-related factors also play an important role, and these areas are open for research to discover exact relationships. However, in this article, we have summarized and revealed some important statistics about cervix uteri cancer that describe its epidemiology, risk factors, relation to age, treatments, staging and similar aspects.

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