What is Cervical Cancer?
HPV causes 99% of all cervical cancer cases3,4. When a female is infected with HPV and the virus doesn't go away on its own, abnormal cells can develop in the cervix. If left untreated, these cells may develop into cervical cancer11. Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer among Malaysian women between the ages of 15-44. Every day, five new cases are diagnosed, and two women lose the fight against cervical cancer in Malaysia. While the disease is most common among women aged 40-64, all ages are at risk once they are sexually active12.