Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women—and an estimated 570,000 women worldwide were diagnosed with the disease in 2018, according to the most recent data from the World Health Organization. Almost all cervical cancer cases stem from a human papillomaviruses (HPV) infection, a common virus transmitted through sexual contact.
January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. Cervical cancer is one of the most treatable forms of cancer when caught early—so awareness is key.
This month, we'll publish an article every Monday covering a crucial aspect of cervical health. We'll be talking about the age restrictions of the HPV vaccine, the importance of being vaccinated, advancements in cervical cancer management and more. We'll also be sharing interviews with key organizations in the fight against cervical cancer.
The new year has just begun, so let's ring it in by spreading good cheer—and awareness of a highly preventable disease.