An educational session is being held in a local community about the risk factors of cervical cancer. The community health nurse knows that there is a need for further teaching when a woman identifies which of the following as a risk factor?


•Being caucasian is not a risk factor for cervical cancer. The statement needs further teaching on the various risk factors of the disease.

•Risk factors for cervical cancer include infection with human papilloma virus, smoking, immunosuppression, prostitution, early first pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, and use of oral contraceptives.

Visit our website for other NCLEX topics now!