What race is more prone to cervical cancer?

What race is more prone to cervical cancer?

What race is more prone to cervical cancer?

Black and Hispanic women had higher rates of HPV-associated cervical cancer than women of other races and non-Hispanic women. Vaginal and vulvar cancers are rare.

How does race affect cervical cancer?

It is estimated that about 12,000 new cases of HPV-associated cervical cancer are diagnosed in the United States each year. * More Black and Hispanic women get HPV-associated cervical cancer than women of other races or ethnicities, possibly because of decreased access to screening tests or follow-up treatment.

Who all are at risk for developing cervical cancer?

What Are the Risk Factors for Cervical Cancer?

  • Having HIV (the virus that causes AIDS) or another condition that makes it hard for your body to fight off health problems.
  • Smoking.
  • Using birth control pills for a long time (five or more years).
  • Having given birth to three or more children.
  • Having several sexual partners.

    What race is most affected by HPV?

    Racial/ethnic disparities in HPV infection have been shown; non-Hispanic blacks had the highest prevalence of HPV followed by Hispanic and non-Hispanic whites (Hariri et al., 2011).

    How do they check for cervical cancer?

    The most common screening test to detect cervical cancer or precancerous cells (dysplasia) is the Pap test. During a Pap test, the doctor takes a sample of cells from the surface of the cervix inside the vagina, and then sends the sample to be reviewed by pathologists in a lab at DF/BWCC.

    Can you smell cervical cancer?

    Vaginal cancer: Symptoms include heavy vaginal discharge that can have a strong odor. Cervical cancer: Symptoms can include a strong (bad-smelling) discharge. Cancer is a rare cause of abnormal vaginal odor.

    Who is more likely to get HPV?

    HPV infection is very common. Most men and women who have ever had sex get at least one type of genital HPV at some time in their lives. Anyone who has had sex can get HPV, even if it was only with only one person, but infections are more likely in people who have had many sex partners.