The Old Relationship Is Not Intimate Relationship With Cervical Cancer?
Hello doctor. Are women who have not had active sex for 5 years at risk of developing cervical cancer? Thank you doctor for the answer.
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Cervical cancer is a condition where there is uncontrolled tissue growth in the cervix or cervix. This tissue growth is destructive, and if not handled properly, can move to other organs and damage that part as well.
Regarding your question, sexual intercourse is not an absolute cause of cervical cancer. Until now, no one knows the cause of cervical cancer. Sexual intercourse, especially if done by changing partners, is only one factor that increases the risk of it happening. Besides sexual intercourse, cervical cancer factors also increase in those who:
Having excess body weight Having a history of cervical cancer in the family Taking birth control pills for 5 years or more Consuming less fruit and vegetables Consuming drugs to prevent miscarriage during pregnancy Giving birth to more than 5 children Giving birth under the age of 17 years Smoking, both active and passive Patients with sexually transmitted infections Have HIV / AIDS
And despite all that, because all that we said above is only a factor that can increase risk, it means that people without these factors can still be affected by cervical cancer. So regarding your question, as long as he is a woman, then he is still at risk of developing cervical cancer, but without the factors above, the risk is smaller than those who have these factors. Therefore, it is important for women who have sex to have a routine check-up with a cervical cancer screening test, the IVA test and a Pap smear, also receiving an HPV vaccine. So, hopefully answering your question.