S*xually active women are at risk of cervical cancer, v!rgins are not – Expert

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DR Omolola Salako, the Executive Director of Sebaccly Cancer Care and Support Centre, has raised alarm on the growing rate of breast and cervical cancer in Nigeria.

Speaking during the launch of the Sebeccly 1K Cervix Campaign in partnership with the American Cancer Society and the Health Writers Association of Nigeria (HEWAN) last weekend, Salako described cervical cancer as the second most dangerous cancers among women in Nigeria after breast cancer.

According to her, cervical cancer is caused by a virus known as the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and can be transmitted only through sexual intercourse to women, causing an infection in the cervix (the neck of the womb), which culminates to renal failure, haemorrhage and an eventual loss of life.

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