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The cause of cervical disease is unknown. Factors that put some women at a higher risk of cervical disease include:

  • infection with the human papilloma virus (HPV)
  • being the daughter of a woman who used the drug diethylstilboestrol (DES) during pregnancy to prevent a miscarriage
  • smoking, which increases the risk of cervical disease fourfold.

Around eight out of 10 women will become infected with genital HPV at some time in their lives. It causes no symptoms. Most women who have the HPV infection never get cervical disease; only a few types of the HPV result in cervical disease.

Source: Cervical Disease

Wayne Lindsay is the founder of Medical Systems International Pty Ltd. Wayne knows how a death from cancer affects a family unit. His father passed away when he was eight years old. Wayne's daughter, Skye was diagnosed with cancer at the age of nineteen. Wayne has ten women in his direct family. Wayne has worked and lived in New Zealand (6 years), Australia (12 years), PNG (6 years) and United States of America (12 years). Wayne is qualified with Master of Business Administration from University of Phoenix, Bachelor of Science in Business Management from University of Phoenix and National Diploma in Engineering and Survey from Auckland New Zealand. I have three children and six grandchildren. My interests include squash, rugby, tennis, the great outdoors, and contuining education.