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Cervical Cancer

08 October 2009

Cervical cancer deaths preventable

Despite there being an effective vaccine, cervical cancer kills more than 4,000 South African women, and an estimated 270,000 women globally, every year.

Despite there being an effective vaccine, cervical cancer kills more than 4,000 South African women, and an estimated 270,000 women globally, every year.

Kills more women than breast cancer
Cervical cancer is the number one cancer killer of women in South Africa and the rest of the developing world. This is mainly due to poor screening and treatment facilities in these countries which mean that a cervical cancer is only detected at a developed stage, making it more difficult to treat – should treatment be available.

 

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