- Cervical cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer worldwide and the fourth leading cause of cancer death in women. Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in India.
- It has been proven that the cervical screening programme is associated with improved rate of detection and cure of cervical cancer.
- It is one of the vaccine preventable and also screening detectable cancer and thus if detected early can be cured.
- 80% are squamous carcinomas and 15% adenocarcinoma, both cause pre-invasive and invasive disease.