Factors Contributing to Cervical Cancer Among Women: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Cervical Cancer Among Women
Keywords:Cervical Cancer, Prevalence of Cervical Cancer, Risk Factors.
Cervical cancer is among the top 10 most common cancers worldwide, and it is the third most common malignancy among women in Pakistan, with a reported incidence rate of 5.98%. Unprotected and early sex, low socioeconomic status, early menstrual cycles, multiparty relationships, HPV infection, co-infections, hormonally changed immune system, smoking, and low education level, among others are all risk factors associated with cervical cancer. Objective: The targeted objective of this review and meta-analysis was to identify how comprehension and attitude may impact on how frequently women utilize services for cervical cancer screening. Methods: The review of the literature was done using a variety of resources, including Google Scholar, PubMed, MEDLINE, and other databases. The keywords "incidence of cervical cancer in Pakistan," "prevalence of cervical cancer," and "risk factors of cervical cancer in Pakistan" were used. Results: From this literature review, following factors has been identified that are affecting cervical cancer development. Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI), multiple sexual partners, marrying before age 18 years, multiple childbirths, Oral Contraceptive Pills (OCPs), smoking, obesity, nutritional and dietary factors, and low socioeconomic status. Conclusions: The burden of cervical carcinoma has increased as a result of the rising prevalence of the condition. Although Pakistan has a lower prevalence of cervix carcinoma than other western nations. Mortality rates are high as a result of inadequate awareness, poor follow-up, and late presentation of cervical malignancies.
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