Nearly 1,000 women die from cervical cancer a year

  • In the UK, every year, over 3,000 women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer
  • Nearly 1,000 women die from the disease every year
  • It is not thought that cervical cancer is hereditary
  • In most cases, cervical cancer is caused by persistent infection with a virus called human papillomavirus, which can be transmitted through skin to skin contact in the genital area
  • Four out of five people will be infected with HPV at some point in their lives

Source: Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust

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1 in 3 recognise cervical cancer

Only a third of women would visit their doctor if they experienced symptoms of cervical cancer according to a report by charity Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust.