Cervical cancer is preventable. It is one of the most common cancers among women in Latin America and the Caribbean. Its primary cause is the infection with high-risk human papillomaviruses (HPV). The HPV vaccine and the screening and treatment of precancerous lesions can prevent cervical cancer.
The vaccine against the human papillomavirus (HPV) is effective and safe. Protects against infection with HPV, which causes cervical cancer.
All adult women should undergo periodic cervical cancer screening to detect lesions in the cervix that, if left untreated, can develop into cervical cancer.
Cervical cancer treatment
Cervical cancer can be treated effectively if detected early. The treatment options for invasive cancer are surgery, radiotherapy, and in a minor extent, chemotherapy.