Cervical Cancer: Why test for Cervical Cancer?

Cervical cancer is the most common form of cancer in women under 35 with two women in the UK dying from the disease every day. Cervical cancer is almost always caused by HPV and, along with the early stages of cervical cancer, is asymptomatic, meaning there is no way to know whether you have either without testing.

Regular screening can detect any abnormalities before they develop into cancer. Early detection and treatment can greatly increase the chances of successful treatment and reduce the risk of cancer developing or spreading. Regular cervical screening for HPV can prevent up to 75% of instances of cervical cancer, saving 5000 lives per year.

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