Can cervical cancer develop in one year? No, It takes about 10 to 15 years for cervical cancer to develop from abnormal cells if left untreated. Although many mild and moderately abnormal cells will often go away on their own without any form of treatment, removing cells that are pre-cancerous can prevent cervical cancer from developing.
How Does Cancer Spread?
The place where cancer originates in the body is called the primary site or primary cancer. If cancer cells spread to another part of the body, the new area is referred to as secondary cancer or a metastasis. Some cancers can spread to more than one area of the body leading to the formation of multiple secondaries or metastases. There are several mechanisms by which cancer spreads. Cancer cells can be carried in the lymphatic system or bloodstream to other parts of the body. In order to spread, some cells from primary cancer must split, and move to another part of the body and start growing there. If the cancer cells go into small blood vessels, they can secure access to the bloodstream (circulating tumor cells).
How Do I Know If I Have HPV
HPV infection doesn’t usually show any physical signs or you probably won’t know you have it. Others may only find out once they’ve developed more serious problems from HPV, such as cancers. Most people can therefore get HPV and pass it on to others without even knowing it. Unfortunately, there is no test to find out a person’s “HPV status”, nor are there any approved HPV tests to find HPV in the mouth or throat. Nevertheless, there are HPV tests that can be used to screen for cervical cancer among women aged 30 years and older. HPV tests are not recommended to screen men, adolescents, or women under the age of 30 years. Others may only find out once they’ve developed more serious problems from HPV, such as cancers.
The only sign that you indicate an HPV infection in your body is most times genital warts. If you have genital warts, that’s a sign of HPV. The drawback here is that genital warts can take months, or even years to show up from the day you had sex with a person who’s infected with an HPV virus. See: Breast Cancer NGO In Nigeria