Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer vaccine

Learn more about the cervical cancer vaccine as well as what causes this disease. Find the latest information and advice on prevention of cervical cancer through HPV vaccination.

3 400 SA women could be saved

Cervical cancer (a disease that kills more than 3 400 South African women each year) can be eradicated within this century if all young women are vaccinated in time.

7 facts about HPV

What is the human papillomavirus (HPV) and what health risks are associated with it? Why is the cervical cancer vaccine now known as the HPV cancer protection vaccine and who should get it?

A cancer we can beat

Cervical cancer claims 250 000 lives every year. Yet, we have the tools to virtually eliminate it. So, what's stopping us?

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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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