Monday, April 23, 2007

HPV, Cervical Cancer and Sex

I was once informed that cancers have no known cause. As such, HPV -the Human Papillomavirus could not cause cancer. This is the common perception, reality is different.

What is a Cancer? Simply put, it is an invasive growth. One which in most cases originates from the epithelium and that can metastasize to other areas of the body. Cells within the body continue dividing, at times at an alarming rate, when normally they should not.

Patience Wanga discusses HPV and its relation to cervical cancer, and a vaccine to ward it off.