Throughout January, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) will mark Cervical Cancer Awareness Month with a series of posts, including tweets, interviews, and infographics.
Stay tuned to the IARC website, www.iarc.fr, the IARC Twitter account, @IARCWHO, and the IARC YouTube channel, IARC WHO, during January to learn more about cervical cancer and the worldwide initiative to eliminate this disease as a public health problem.
In 2018, an estimated 570 000 women were diagnosed with cervical cancer worldwide and about 311 000 women died from the disease. Persistent infection with high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) types is the main cause of cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable and treatable forms of cancer, because vaccines exist that protect against high-risk HPV types and screening programmes can detect signs of disease at an early stage, allowing for effective treatment and management of the condition.
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