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Cervical cancer: busting myths

Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that develops in the cervix, the lower part of the uterus that connects to the vagina. This condition arises when cells in the cervix undergo abnormal changes. Fortunately, cervical cancer is highly preventable, and it can be treated when identified early.  Cervical cancer is primarily caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted infection. Contrary to some misconceptions, this sickness is not hereditary, unlike breast or ovarian cancer. Parents of young girls can protect their children from acquiring the HPV virus later in life by ensuring they receive the HPV vaccine. Vaccination…