The German Association for Cancer Research said that cervical cancer is a malignant growth of cells in the cervix.
The association explained that its main cause is infection with the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV), noting that the risk factors are multiple births, neglect of genital hygiene, long-term use of contraceptive pills, in addition to smoking.
Its symptoms are bleeding after intercourse or after menopause, heavy menstrual bleeding, foul-smelling or bloody secretions, and pain in the lower abdomen.
A doctor must be consulted as soon as symptoms are noticed, to treat it early and increase the chances of recovery, by radiotherapy, or chemotherapy, and by targeted therapy, that is, with antibodies.
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