Research and analysis

Cervical cancer: causes and risk factors

A detailed explanation of the link between human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer, as evidence for the NHS cervical screening programme.


The aetiology of cervical cancer

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This document sets out the causes of cervical cancer. It explains the disease’s relationship with the human papillomavirus and also includes information about:

  • environmental risk factors
  • viral and host risk factors
Published 1 October 2005