<ul><li>According to the World Health Organization, cancer rates in developing countries are progressively approaching those in the industrialized countries, due mainly to an increase in the average age of the population, the control of other diseases, and the increase in use of tobacco. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Lung cancer, which is rapidly increasing in most countries--especially in women--is likely to become the dominant cancer worldwide by the end of this century. Breast cancer death rates are generally rising, in spite of some recent declines. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Prevention of lung cancer requires comprehensive legislative and educational measures to control use of tobacco. Breast cancer mortality is likely to decrease with public awareness of the importance of early detection and prompt treatment. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Cervical cancer </li></ul><ul><li>Cervical cancer is a rapid, uncontrolled growth of severely abnormal cells on the cervix, the lower part of the uterus that opens into the vagina. Most abnormal cervical cell changes that develop into cancer are caused by infection with high-risk types of human papillomavirus (HPV). </li></ul>
<ul><li>Symptoms of cervical cancer may include: </li></ul><ul><li>Bleeding when something comes in contact with the cervix, such as during sexual intercourse or insertion of a diaphragm. </li></ul><ul><li>Pain during sexual intercourse. </li></ul><ul><li>Abnormal vaginal discharge containing mucus that may be tinged with blood. </li></ul><ul><li>Cervical cancer can be prevented if a woman has regular Pap tests, which almost always detect cervical cell changes before the changes become cancerous. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Factors that increase a woman's risk of developing cervical cancer include: </li></ul><ul><li>Infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV). </li></ul><ul><li>Having sexual intercourse before age 18 and/or multiple sex partners, which increases the risk of HPV infection. </li></ul><ul><li>Smoking. </li></ul><ul><li>Cervical cancer may stay in the cervix or spread from the cervix to deeper tissues in the pelvic area or to other organs of the body (metastasize). </li></ul>
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