Cervical cancer affects the neck of the womb or the cervix, i.e. where it connects to the vagina. With over 13,000 new cases of cervical cancer each year, it used to be the leading cause of death in women. Today, it comes second, next to breast cancer.
Unfortunately, cervical cancer does not always produce symptoms in the early stages of the disease, but regular Pap smears can help to find the abnormal cells in the cervix that are the precursors of cancer.
In addition, doctors warn of early signs and symptoms of this fatal disease in women that should never be ignored.