Cervical cancer vaccination and screening information:
Cervical cancer (cancer of the lowermost part of the uterus) is a leading cause of deaths in the Indian subcontinent and it is the number one cause of cancer-related deaths in India.
Globally, each year, 500,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and 270,000 women die from it. In India itself, each year, 1,32,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and 74,000 women die from it!
The irony is that the western world, which has fewer cases, is far more active in taking preventive steps like early screening (PAP Smears) and vaccination, while the developing world which as got most of the cases of cervical cancer, is still struggling to educate its masses to undergo screening and vaccination.