The month of May has been declared as Cervical Cancer Prevention Awareness Month in Philippines to build public awareness on cervical cancer.
Cervical cancer is malignant tumor of the cervix uteri or cervical area. Cervical area of the uterus, which usually called “uterine cervix”, is the part of uterus which connects uterine body to the vaginal. Most of cervical cancer start at transformation zone, place where endocervix meet.
In the Philippines, cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women next to breast cancer. Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is the common cause of the virus. 99.7% of cervical cancer cases are caused by HPV. Every women is at risk of cervical cancer, married, single and even those who has no experience when in comes to sexual intercourse.