The nurse is caring for a patient with a cervical carcinoma most likely caused by which virus?

Human papillomavirus


• Human Papillomavirus is a necessary factor for initiation of almost all cases of cervical cancer. Other risk factors include smoking and HIV. Women who have multiple sex partners or have sex with men who might be infected are at greater risk of contracting the virus and getting cervical cancer.

• Adenovirus causes infection with either no symptoms or severe symptoms.

• C-type virus causes influenza.

• Varicella zoster virus causes chickenpox.

• Epstein-Barr virus is a member of the herpes family and is the cause of mononucleosis.

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