Q: Can cervical cancer be hereditary? If so, what percentage of women get cervical cancer mainly due to it being hereditary?
A:Cervical cancer is not a hereditary disease. It is a sexually tansmitted disease.Associated characteristicsof affected women include number of sexual partners divorce venereal disease and religious and cultural factors.Common denominator is early age at first intercourse. Majority of affected women are not promiscous. Wives of men with penile prostatic cancer have high risk of cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is more common in low socioeconomic groups