Women's Health

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Common risk factors of gynecological cancers

Common risk factors of gynecological cancers

The most common risk factors for cervical cancer include:

  • Being infected with human papillomavirus (HPV) – the most significant risk factor for cervical cancer
  • Being exposed to diethylstilbestrol while in the mother’s womb
  • Being of an older age
  • Having a family history of cervical cancer

Risk factors that enhance the risk of getting the HPV infection include the following:

  • Having multiple sex partners
  • Being sexually active at a young age
  • Having a weakened immune system triggered by immunosuppression

Women who have been infected with HPV have an increased risk of cervical cancer and the following risk factors additionally add to their increased risk:

  • Having given multiple births
  • Being a smoker
  • Using oral contraceptives for a prolonged period of time. However, this has actually been shown to decrease your risk of ovarian cancer.