Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women under the age of 35. In the UK, 2,900 women a year are diagnosed with cervical cancer.
Source: HPV vaccination @ NHS
- Cervical cancer risks and causes @ Cancer Research UK
Excerpt: Almost 3,400 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in the UK each year. Overall, 2 out of every 100 cancers diagnosed in women (2%) are cervical cancers. But it is the most common cancer in women under 35 years old. Around 4 million women are invited for cervical screening each year in England. About 3 out of every 200 women screened have a high grade abnormality (1.5%). Early treatment can prevent these cervical changes developing into cancer.