According to an ANI report, a survey has revealed that cervical cancer risk is the highest in middle aged women in India. This news comes before World Cancer Day on 4th February 2019.
Prior to the world cancer day,a shocking report shows that Indian middle aged women have the highest risk of cervical cancer as in the case of breast cancer.The SRL Diagnostics shows, nearly 50 per cent of middle-aged women, which would mean women aged between 45 to 65 were found to have positive cases of HPV – the main virus that causes cervical cancer.
HPV stands for Human Papiloma Virus which is a common group of viruses around the world.About 14 of them comes under cancer causing category.
Mainly,HPV virus is transmitted through sexual contacts and if preventive methods such as contraceptives or vaccines are taken properly easily preventable too.