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Here's Why Indian Women Need To Start Getting Tested For Cervical Cancer

It is the leading cancer for women in the country.

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Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in the world and the leading cancer in Indian women.

Cervical Cancer Awareness

PubMed Central reports that 122,844 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in India every year, and 67,477 die from it. They also report that risk factors are early marriage, multiple sexual partners, multiple pregnancies, poor genital hygiene, malnutrition, use of oral contraceptives, and lack of awareness.

It is mostly diagnosed in women in their mid to late fifties.

Cervical Cancer Awareness

The cancer's diagnosis and treatment become costlier if in its advanced stages, but it can be defeated if detected early on.

YouTube channel Cervical Cancer Awareness uploaded a short video on the importance of getting yourself, and the women you care about, tested for the disease.

View this video on YouTube