Cervical cancer occurs when abnormal cells on the cervix grow out of control. The cervix is the lower part of the uterus that opens into thevagina. Cervical cancer can often be successfully treated when it's found early. It is usually found at a very early stage through a Pap test. Cervical cancer is one of the most common cancers in women worldwide.
STATISTICS: In 2011, there were 801 new cases of cervical cancer diagnosed in Australia.a In 2015, it is estimated that 885 new cases of cervical cancer will be diagnosed in Australia.b In 2011, the age-standardised incidence rate was 6.9 cases per 100,000 females.d In 2015, it is estimated that that the age-standardised incidence rate will be 7.0 cases per 100,000 females. Cervical cancer was the 14th most commonly diagnosed cancer among females in Australia in 2011.