Can you protect yourself from cervical cancer? Take this quiz and we’ll tell you

Published on:8 January 2020, 19:20pm IST

You know what cervical cancer is but do you know how you can protect yourself from it? If you nodded yes, then take this quiz

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Know the causes of cervical cancer to know how you can protect yourself from it. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Cancer, it’s a rising epidemic now–even if it wasn’t before. And we’ve got our lifestyle to thank for that. Not to mention, it’s enough to leave you and your family in a dreadful state of affairs–physically, mentally, and financially. 

Do you know that cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in India and in women it accounts for 22.86% of all cancer cases?

Pain during intercourse, vaginal bleeding, watery discharge, and constant pelvic pain are some common symptoms. And you’ll be surprised to know that precancerous changes are nowadays witnessed in women in their late 20s and 30s. Early detection and proper vaccination are the only way to keep this monster at the bay.

Also, read: Cervical cancer and HPV: How getting vaccinated can save you

But what if we nail this menace before it even commences? How? Well, if you know the cause then you can surely come out on top. Now, wouldn’t that be great? 

So, take this quiz and see whether you can guess all the causes of cervical cancer.


Human papillomavirus is the main cause of cervical cancer


Are birth control pills cause cervical cancer?


Can having sex with multiple partners increase your risk of cervical cancer?


Organ transplants can also increase your risk of cervical cancer.


Smokers or nonsmokers — whom do you think is more at risk?