About Cervical Cancer
Amongst Indian women cervical cancer happens to be the second most common cancer. It has a long pre malignant stage at which stage it can be detected with routine screening tests and regular follow up. It is a preventable disease in view of the above reason.
What Forms Cervix ?
Lower part of the uterus which connects the body of uterus with vagina (birth canal) constitutes the cervix. It is usually 2-3 cms in length. Divided into endocervix(related to uterus) and ectocervix (related to vagina).
Burden Of Disease In India
96,922 new cases of cervical cancer are detected every year. 60078 deaths due to cervical cancer every year. Leading cause of death in women in India compared to other countries.