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Cervical cancer is mostly caused by a virus called HPV (human papillomavirus). This virus is transmitted sexually, usually without symptoms. It may be many years after getting the virus that a woman is diagnosed with cervical cancer.
A risk factor is anything that increases the risk that someone will develop a condition. Risk factors for cervical cancer include:
A weakened body immune system. This can happen from drugs prescribed for organ transplants, or from certain other medical conditions including HIV.
Clinical trials open up new treatment options to women treated at Stanford Health Care.
Open trials refer to studies currently recruiting participants or that may recruit participants in the near future. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but similar studies may open in the future.
To learn more about the clinical trials we offer, contact Pei-Jen Chang at 650-725-0866 .