The American Cancer Society estimates that over 4,000 people in the U.S. will die from cervical cancer in 2021. When cervical cancer is detected in the pre-cancer stage or early-stage cervical cancer, it’s highly treatable and has a good prognosis. That’s why getting regular gynecological checkups is so important.
The first warning signs of cervical cancer often involve abnormal vaginal bleeding, abnormal vaginal discharge, and pain during intercourse. Your genetics may also hint at whether you’re more at risk to develop this disease. But is cervical cancer genetic? Let’s take a closer look and explore the role your genes play when it comes to cervical cancer.