From this pharmacy CPD module on cervical cancer and HPV you will learn about:
- The risk factors associated with cervical cancer
- The symptoms and screening process
- What treatments are available and the prognosis
- The role of vaccination in prevention
Download this module - this includes the 5 minute test - here.
The cervix is the lower part of the uterus, which is joined to the top of the vagina. Cervical cancer is the development of abnormal cells in the lining of the cervix, which grow in an uncontrolled way. Cervical cancer is the fourteenth most common cancer in females in the UK, with peak age of diagnosis between 25 and 29 years. It has been estimated by Cancer Research UK that 99.8% of cervical cancer cases in the UK