n South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Prevention of cervical cancer - how long before we get it right?

Volume 19, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0038-2329
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Cervical cancer remains one of South Africa's biggest women's health problems, affecting one out of 41 South African women. It is estimated that this disease kills approximately 8 women in the country every day, and World Health Organization projections are that this number will increase to about 12 deaths per day in 2025. These alarming statistics should be seen in the context of cervical cancer as a preventable disease.

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