The Cervix

  • The cervix is the lower part of the womb (uterus) and is often called the neck of the womb.

  • The womb is a muscular, pear-shaped organ at the top of the vagina.

  • The lining of the womb is shed each month with bleeding called a period

Cervical cancer

Infection by human papillomavirus (HPV) may cause abnormal changes to the cells of the cervix, Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia (CIN). This can increase the risk of developing cervical cancer.

Protect yourself from Cervical Cancer

Have a regular pap test & take the cervical cancer vaccine*

*The vaccine is given to women between the ages of 10 and 25, but it is most effective if administered before a woman becomes sexually-active.

Screening is Essential for:

  1. Every woman over the age of 25, and up to the age of 65
  2. Every woman who has ever had sex

What are the symptoms of cervical cancer?

Cervical cancer has no symptoms; therefore it is essential for women to undergo regular cervical screenings to detect any early cell changes.

Download our cervical cancer information booklet here.

 

Fast fact:

Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable forms of cancer. Cervical screenings can detect early abnormal changes in the cervix, therefore reducing the risk of developing cervical cancer.

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