What Are the Key Facts About Cervical Cancer?


As a woman, I want to learn about cervical cancer. What are the key facts about it?


Cervical cancer is one of the most common type of cancer for women worldwide, second only to breast cancer.

About 90% cervical cancers are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV). It is a common virus which can be passed from one person to another through intercourse, so it is also known as a virus that leads to sexually transmitted diseases (STD).

Most cervical cancers can be prevented by regular Pap tests, HPV tests and HPV vaccine.

Thanks to Pap screening tests and other methods of prevention, the number of new cases of the cancer has been declining over the past decades.


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