Cervical cancer: Prevention better than cure

Cervical cancer: Prevention better than cure

Submitted by Kumuda on Tue, 2017-01-31 19:20 Bengaluru: An estimated one million-plus women worldwide are currently living with cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is a consequence of a long-term infection with human papillomavirus (HPV), and the majority of cervical cancer cases (>80�occur in low- and middle-income countries. Cervical cancer is a cancer from the neck of the womb (cervix). In India, it is one of the leading cancer among Indian women with 1, 32,000 new cases diagnosed and 74,000 deaths resulting due to this annually. Unfortunately, Bengaluru is one among the highest prevalent cities with cervical cancer in India (18.9/100,000 women). The peak age for cervical cancer incidence is 55–59 years. Human papilloma virus (HPV) causes cervical cancer. There are around 100 types of this virus (HPV type 16