Human papillomavirus – HPV

There are a lot of factors which induce the development of cancers, often they remain unknown. Cervical cancer is the first cancer for which scientists identified the essential factor - long-term infection with human papillomavirus (HPV). The infection itself does not have to cause pathological changes - cervical cancer will not develop without the presence of HPV.

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Cervical cancer. Treacherous killer

Cervical cancer concerns 1,4 million of women all over the world. It is usually too late when it starts giving symptoms. It develops for long devastating women's organism. It stays concealed from 3 to 10 years. Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer which affects women as well as the second cause of death of cancers among women. 500 thousand of women are affected by this dangerous disease every year. Circa 300 thousand die. Diagnosis: cervical cancer is heard by 3300 women in Poland every year, half of them die.

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