Cervical cancer

Created for the National Cancer Institute, http://www.cancer.gov
Created for the National Cancer Institute, http://www.cancer.gov

Cancer is a disease in which cells in the body grow out of control. Cervical cancer happens when cells grow out of control in a women’s cervix — the lower part of the uterus that connects to the vagina.

Anyone with a cervix is at risk for cervical cancer. It occurs most often in people over age 30. Cervical cancer happens when cells grow out of control in a women’s cervix.

What causes cervical cancer? It isn't clear what causes cervical cancer, but it's certain that HPV plays a role. Human Papillomavirus, aka HPV, is a common virus that is passed from one person to another during intercourse.

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Routine child vaccination imperative

The recent Vaccination Day in Motokwe, orchestrated through collaborative efforts between UNICEF, USAID, BRCS, and the Ministry of Health, underscores a commendable stride towards fortifying child health services.The painful reality as reflected by the Ministry of Health's data regarding the decline in routine immunisation coverage since the onset of the pandemic, is a cause for concern.It underscores the urgent need to address the...

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