Understanding
cervical cancer

Key facts about cervical cancer

Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women worldwide

Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women worldwide.1

Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable types of cancer

Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable types of cancer if it is diagnosed early enough through detection and treatment.2

What is cervical cancer?

Cervical Cancer starts in cervix

Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that starts in the cervix, which is the lower part of the uterus.21

Untreated cells can develop into Cervical Cancer

The cervix is made up of millions of cells. Changes can occur in these cells and, if left untreated can develop into cervical cancer.3

Causes & symptoms of cervical cancer

Causes of cervical cancer

Cervical cancer may not have signs and symptoms early on. It may take up to 10 – 15 years with no symptoms until cervical pre-cancer develops and advances.5

Advanced cervical cancer may cause

  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding (including bleeding after sexual intercourse)6,7

  • Unusual vaginal discharge5

  • Pelvic pain6

  • Pain during sexual intercourse6