Topic: Is Cervical Cancer Hereditary?

Factually cervical cancer is not thought to be hereditary! That means, it cannot be transferred from your mother's genes directly to you

From evidence, about 99.7% of cases of cervical cancers are caused by persistent infections with a virus called high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV). Specifically two strains of this virus ( 16 & 18) can cause cervical cancer.

HPV is a very common virus transmitted through skin to skin contact in the genital area. [ Sexually transmitted viral infection]

Generally, about four out of five sexually active adults (80%) will be infected with some type of HPV in their lives.

Good news, only few women will have cancer complications. The majority of women with HPV will not be affected by cervical cancer.

Please note, while HPV infection is common, cervical cancer is rare.

Thank you,

Dr Chudi Chudi Godsons

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