- 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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