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Cervical Cancer

FACTS about CERVICAL CANCER:

  • Globally, cancer of the cervix kills one woman every 2 minutes!
  • In Africa, cancer of the cervix kills more women than any other cancer.
  • Cervical cancer is spread by the HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS.
  • HPV is transmitted primarily through sexual activity.
  • Women remain vulnerable to HPV infection throughout their lives.
  • A woman can be exposed to the HPVirus at any point in her life.
  • It is estimated that up to 80% of women will acquire an HPV infection in their lifetime and almost 40% of these will be with a high risk cancer-causing type.
  • In South Africa approximately 8 women die daily from cervical cancer.
  • Data shows that as women age, cancer causing HPV infection is more likely to become persistent and potentially lead to the development of pre-cancerous lesions and cervical cancer.

An annual PAP SMEAR with your gynecologist is recommended.

Please consider the CERVICAL CANCER VACCINATION for your daughter, from the age of 10 years.

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