The cause of Cervical Cancer is HPV. There are about 150-200 different types of HPV. Over 40 types infect the genital tract. Genital HPVs include,
? Low-risk (LR) HPVs: causing genital warts or condylomas
? High-risk (HR) HPVs: associated with HG SILs and invasive cancers
Cervical Cancer is often asymptomatic during the early stage of the disease. That's why its important to get check and undergo to a PAP test. Common symptoms include vaginal bleeding, pain during sexual intercourse and vaginal discharge. In advanced stage, weight loss, pelvic/back/leg pain, swollen in single leg, heavy vaginal bleeding, bone fractures, and common metastases to nearby (bladder, rectum) and distant (liver, lung) organs
The lesion happened in your cervix and must have a lesion and infect the basal layer of the epithelium of your cervix. Infections with high risk types of papillomavirus (HR-HPV) and multiple sexual partners are the major risk factors for the development of cervical cancers.