Cervical Cancer


Learn more about cervical cancer symptoms, causes and treatment including HPV screening, pelvic exams and brachytherapy.

How cervical cancer develops

Cervical cancer kills more than 3 400 South African women every year. But how does it develop? What happens to your body when cancerous cells develop on your cervix

Kilos up cervical cancer risk

Here's another reason for women carrying extra kilos to shed them - being overweight doubles the risk of cervical cancer, a new study finds.

Annual pelvic exams may not be crucial

Nearly 63 million pelvic exams were performed in the United States in 2010, but a special task force found 'insufficient' data to support their value.

Millions die from cervical cancer

Almost a quarter million women die from cervical cancer each year although the disease is largely preventable, the U.N. health agency said.

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CANSA’s purpose is to lead the fight against cancer in South Africa. Its mission is to be the preferred non-profit organisation that enables research, educates the public and provides support to all people affected by cancer. Questions are answered by CANSA’s Head of Health Professor Michael Herbst. For more information, visit

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