The Science

Cervical cancer is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. It is the fourth most frequently diagnosed cancer in women worldwide, and the second most in developing countries.

The death toll is greatest in populations that lack cervical cancer screening programmes., with over 90% of cervical cancer related death occurring in low & middle-income countries. If early changes in cervical cells are detected through screening programmes, cervical cancer is preventable. However, if undetected until late in its clinical course, it has a high mortality rate.