What is cervical cancer? [Writing suggestion: Unless in a quote or a title, avoid rhetorical questions in academic writing. A good idea is to provide answers, not questions] Cervical cancer is a cancer which takes over the lower part of the uterus. The cells in the lining of the cervix unpredictably changes into cancer. The common cells in the cervix begin to change into pre-cancerous cells which cause cancer. “Many doctors describe these pre-cancerous changes as cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN), squamous intraepithelial lesion (SIL), and dysplasia”. (American Cancer Society) Cervical cancer is a form of HPV.
Human papillomavirus (HPV) it’s usually one person pass it to another person during sexual intercourse. A few HPV types can cause alterations in a women’s cervix which can lead to cervical cancer. ” There are two types of HPV (Types 16 and 18) that cause about 75% of cervical cancer cases, about 70% of vaginal cancer cases, and about 50% of vulvar cancer cases. ” (Gardasil) Several risk factors that cause cervical cancer include having unprotected sex, giving birth before the age of 17, having more than three children, 5 years or more on birth control, and the use of tobacco.
If you’re having unprotected sex with several partners this can increase the chances of cervical cancer. Also if one of your partners have an STD that put you at higher risk of getting cancer. Women who give birth before the age of 17 are almost twice as likely to develop cervical cancer later in life than women who are age 25 years or older before giving birth. (Alcohol Problems & Solution) Having kids [Unless meaning young goats, this is slang and inappropriate in academic writing; use “children”] at a young age can cause a lot of [Only commercial shipments and real estate are measured in lots.
To use “a lot of” to mean “many,” “much,” or “a large amount” is a colloquialism (not universally clear). Use another term. ] problems but most importantly [The extra syllable in “importantly” adds no additional meaning because the word is seldom adverbial in intention. Use the word without “ly”] it can cause cervical cancer. You should always have protected sex, and a few sex partners. “He added that smoking appears to double the cervical cancer risk for women with persistent HPV infection. ” (WebMD) So smoking increases your chances of getting cervical cancer than non-smokers.
Women are at higher risk in having cervical cancer because our repressed immune system. Even though you have/had the cervical cancer, the world is not over for you. There are many lifestyle changes you can make. First, you should quit smoking because that puts you at a higher risk to get the cancer. Second, you should choose better eating habits less fatty food and more healthy green food. Third, you should get a lot of [Avoid using “lots” or “a lot of”] rest but also exercise daily, take a jog or a walk.
Finally, women between the ages of 21 to 40 should go to the doctors every 3 years to get a pap test. Also women over 30 should regularly go get tested for HPV, cause that causes cervical cancer as well. Cervical cancer is the fifth most common cancer in women around the world. Approximately 471,000 new cases are diagnosed each year and a woman dies of cervical cancer about every two minutes. (Alcohol Problems & Solution) Ladies need to take aware of our health issues; we are more highly as risk than men. As that being said I wanted to share a story about the time I had a scare of having cervical cancer.