Cervical Cancer

Causes Of Cervical Cancer

What are the causes of Cervical cancer?

During recent years, there has been a lot of development and progress in comprehending what happens to the cells in the cervix when a form of cancer develops. There are several causes of Cervical Cancer that have been identified as reasons to develop Cervical Cancer. Cancers are generally caused by DNA mutations, also known as gene defects that specifically turn on oncogenes or turn off tumor suppressor genes. HPV, the short abbreviation for Human Papillomaviruses, contain two proteins named E6 and E7, which deactivate some of the tumor suppressor genes, known as P53 and Rb. As a result, this allows the cells lining the cervix to grow invariably and develop additional genes leading to cancer. As per a study, HPV is not the definite cause of Cervical Cancer. Women with HPV usually don’t get Cervical Cancer. Other risk factors like smoking and HIV infection become the main reason why women are exposed to develop Cervical Cancer.