Many factors can increase the risk of developing cervical cancer. Cigarettes, for example, contain a laundry list of chemicals that have been proven to cause cancer. These chemicals move all throughout the body and the cervix is no exception.
Diet can also be a factor. Many fruits and vegetables have antioxidants and vitamins, which supply ammunition to the body to prevent cancer. A diet that is very low in fresh produce means you may miss protective phytochemicals.