Try to Modify Some Risk Factors
You see, although HPV almost always cause cancer of the cervix, there are contributing factors that may increase a woman’s risk to develop the cancer. These contributing factors are:
- Poor nutrition
- Weakened immune system
- Long-term use of birth control pills
- Being obese or overweight
The good news is these factors are “modifiable”. What this means is that women can do something to reduce, if not totally remove them.
Keeping this in mind, to prevent cervical cancer a woman can:
- Ensure that she gets well and balanced nutrition.
- Take active steps to boost her immunity, such as regular exercise and a healthy, balanced diet.
- Monitor if she still has a normal Body Mass Index.
- Talk to her doctor if she’s been on birth control pills for an extended period.
HPV or human papillomavirus is highly common. Experts say that most people will contract at least one type of HPV in the span of their lives. The good news is, not all types will cause cervical cancer.
To prevent cervical cancer, a woman must keep vaccination and regular screening in mind. Other than these, she must also consider things such as safe sex practices, cigarette smoking, and modifying some contributing factors.
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