CERVICAL CANCER (CANCER OF THE MOUTH OF THE UTERUS)
- This is the 3rd most common cancer in women.
- 88% of cervical cancer deaths occur in Asia.
- Claims 8 women in every waking hour in India
- But it is the most preventable form of cancer in women
Cervical cancer develops slowly. It starts as a pre cancerous condition called dysplasia. This can be detected by a test known as pap smear and is 100% curable. Almost all cervical cancers are caused by a virus called Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) that is spread through sexual intercourse.