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Women With Multiple Sex Partners May Likely Have Cancer

Written by White Angelis

It has been revealed that women with many sex partners are more likely to be diagnosed with cervical cancer, an expert has revealed.

Cancer is a disease dreaded by many people, it comes in different forms to cause not only untold physiological hardships, but also costs millions of Naira in management and treatment, depending on how long it takes to get cured. In some cases despite the huge amount of money spent, the patient may never get cured.
What is cervical cancer?
First, let me start by explaining what the cervix is. The cervix is the lower part of the uterus (womb) in the human female reproductive system (neck of the womb). Cervical cancer is the most common gynaecological cancer and a leading cause of cancer deaths among women in Nigeria. It starts with disorders abnormal growth of the cells of the cervix. These abnormal cells then turn into cancer and the change normally takes between 10 and 15 years.

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.

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