Cervical cancer is malignant cancer of the cervix uteri or cervical area. It may present with vaginal bleeding but symptoms may be absent until the cancer is in its advanced stages.
Did you know that in Singapore, more than one case of cervical cancer is diagnosed every 2 days. More than one women dies of the cancer every week. Cervical cancer, one of the Top 10 ‘killer cancers’ of women in Singapore, is the only cancer so far today that can be prevented.
Learn more about the disease, assess your risk and find out ways to combat it here. Be sure to check out the risk test online which you or the women you love or care can take.
Because Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is a necessary factor in the development of nearly all cases of cervical cancer, one can consider taking a vaccine called Gardasil. It is effective against the two strains of HPV which together are currently responsible for approximately 70% of all cervical cancers. You should ask your medical doctor about it.