It has been revealed that women with many sex partners are more likely to be diagnosed with cervical cancer, an expert has revealed.
Dr. Kunden Deyin who said that young females who are sexually active before age 18 are also susceptible to cervical cancer.
The Commissioner of Health in Plateau State Deyin, made a statement on Tuesday, February 7, in accordance as to information gotten Vanguard.
“Once mutation occurs, the cell repairing mechanism either repairs the damage or kills the abnormal cell. In rare cases, this cell may proliferate and create more abnormal cells giving rise to cancer,” he said.
“This is because most cases of cervical cancer are caused by certain strains of the HPV which spread through sexual contact. Women, who have multiple sex partners, are at greater risk of developing cancer of the cervix,” he added.
The Commissioner of Health Deyin encouraged women to go for routine pap tests which he said is the best alternative to discover any abnormal changes in the cervix.