Do You Know the Risk Factors for Cervical Cancer?

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What does it mean to have a risk factor for cervical cancer?

AYou will definitely get cervical cancer
BYou have a high chance of getting cervical cancer
CYour chances of getting cancer are higher than those of women without risk factors
AYou will definitely get cervical cancer
BYou have a high chance of getting cervical cancer
CYour chances of getting cancer are higher than those of women without risk factors
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Question 2 of 10

True or false: The biggest risk factor for cervical cancer is human papillomavirus (HPV) infection.

ATrue
BFalse
ATrue
BFalse
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Question 3 of 10

Women who had their children before which age are more likely to develop cervical cancer later in life?

A16
B17
C20
D25
A16
B17
C20
D25
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Question 4 of 10

True or false: Although smoking is a risk factor for many cancers, it is not a risk factor for cervical cancer.

ATrue
BFalse
ATrue
BFalse
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Question 5 of 10

The immune system plays a role in fighting cancers. Which of the following groups of people have a higher risk of developing cervical cancer?

AThose with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
BPeople with autoimmune diseases who take immunosuppressant medications
CPeople who have had an organ transplant
DAll of the above
AThose with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
BPeople with autoimmune diseases who take immunosuppressant medications
CPeople who have had an organ transplant
DAll of the above
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Question 6 of 10

Giving birth to children can sometimes raise your risk level for cervical cancer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, having given birth to how many children may increase your risk?

A1
B2
C3
DThree or more
A1
B2
C3
DThree or more
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Question 7 of 10

True or false: Having had chlamydia, a common sexually transmitted infection (STI), may increase your risk for developing cervical cancer.

ATrue
BFalse
ATrue
BFalse
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Question 8 of 10

In what ways can using birth control affect your risk of cervical cancer?

AUsing an intrauterine device (IUD) can decrease your risk
BUsing oral contraceptive (birth control pills) can increase your risk
CBoth of the above
AUsing an intrauterine device (IUD) can decrease your risk
BUsing oral contraceptive (birth control pills) can increase your risk
CBoth of the above
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Question 9 of 10

True or false: What you eat — and how much you eat — may affect your chances of developing cervical cancer.

ATrue
BFalse
ATrue
BFalse
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Question 10 of 10

True or false: Family history does not play a role in your risk for cervical cancer.

ATrue
BFalse
ATrue
BFalse
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