What Is Cervical Dysplasia?

Q:

What is cervical dysplasia?

A:

In cervical dysplasia, abnormal cells are found in the cervix, but these cells are only remained on the surface of the cervix. Usually the abnormality is caused by HPV (human papilloma virus). They are non-cancerous. In a few cases, cervical dysplasia continues to develop and becomes cervical cancer, but still it is one of the most preventable cancers.

Cervical dysplasia may be caused by the following factors:

  1. HPV infection. It is the most common cause of cervical dysplasia. HPV is a virus that can be transmitted sexually.
  2. Having the first full-term pregnancy before 17 years old and having 3 or more full-term pregnancies.
  3. Long-term oral contraceptives.

To prevent this disease, you should have regular Pap or HPV tests. HPV vaccine is a good choice. Besides, fruits, vegetables, folate, green tea, fiber, dietary vitamins A, C and E can help to protect you against cervical dysplasia and cancer.

 

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