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Cervical Cancer - What Increases Your Risk

A risk factor for cervical cancer is something that increases your chance of getting this cancer. Having one or more of these risk factors can make it more likely that you will get cervical cancer. But it doesn't mean that you will definitely get it. And many people who get cervical cancer don't have any of these risk factors.

Things that may increase your risk for cervical cancer include:

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Last Updated: October 22, 2012
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