WHAT IS CERVICAL CANCER?
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Cervical cancer is cancer that starts in the cervix – the narrow opening into the uterus from the vagina. More than 5200 women in Kenya are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year, and more than 3500 of women will die. Cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among women in Kenya, yet it is one of the most preventable types of cancer because it develops over time.

You can reduce your risk of developing cervical cancer by having regular screening done and ensuring you treat the pre-cancerous lesions before they progress to invasive cancer. You can also protect your daughters from cervical cancer in the future, by taking them to a health centre near you to receive the HPV vaccine that protects against HPV infection. The vaccine is recommended by the Ministry of Health for girls aged 9 to 14 years.



YOU CAN PREVENT CERVICAL CANCER

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To reduce your risk of cervical cancer: