Cervical cancer is caused by severe
abnormal changes in the cells of the
cervix. Most precancerous or cancerous cell changes
occur in the cervix at the
transformation zone, because these cells normally
undergo constant change. During this natural process of change, some cervical
cells can become abnormal if you are infected with high-risk types of HPV.
may play a role in causing cervical cancer, such as having more than one sex partner or smoking cigarettes.
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Ross Berkowitz, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
August 1, 2012
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