Women who have multiple

Dr. Kunden Deyin also said that females who are sexually active before age 18 are also susceptible to cervical cancer.

Deyin, who’s the Commissioner of Health in Plateau State, made the comments on Tuesday, February 7, according to Vanguard.

“Once mutation occurs, the cell repairing mechanism either repairs the damage or kills the abnormal cell. In rare cases, this cell may proliferate and create more abnormal cells giving rise to cancer,” he said.

“This is because most cases of cervical cancer are caused by certain strains of the HPV which spread through sexual contact. Women, who have multiple sex partners, are at greater risk of developing cancer of the cervix,” he added.

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Deyin also advised women to go for routine pap tests explaining that it was the best way to detect abnormal changes in the cervix.