Cervical Cancer Awareness

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month: Why an increasing number of younger women are at risk of this disease

Identifying the right treatment for the patient is important especially in the advanced stages, stressed Dr Amit Verma, molecular oncologist and cancer geneticist.

Cervical cancer is the second most frequent cancer among women in India, with its prevalence most frequent among women aged 15 to 44 years, according to a report titled India Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Related Cancers, Fact Sheet 2021 available on hpvcentre.net. The report further adds that India has a population of 483.5 million women aged 15 years and older who are at risk of developing cervical cancer with the current estimates indicating that every year, 1,23,907 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and 77,348 die from the disease.