Infection with the Human Pappilomavirus (HPV) is the major risk factor in cervical cancer. Most of the abnormal cells develop in the area called the transformation zone where the endocervix meets the ectocervix. Cervical cancerous cells gradually develop over many years. These pre-cancerous cells are called dysplasia and can generally be removed with a clinical procedure.
Screening: Since two-thirds of sexually active women are vulnerable to HPV and cervical cancer develops over years, most women get screened for cervical cancer only after a PAP test shows some abnormalities. Hence, it worth taking the following preventive: