• Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women worldwide, with 500,000 new cases and 250,000 deaths reported each year.

    Approximately 80% of cases occur in developing countries, where more than 95% of women have never had a Pap test.

    Many of these cases can be avoided through early screening and treatment, and now also through vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV), the virus that can lead to cervical cancer