Although cervical cancer is second to breast cancer in terms of case numbers, it remains the most deadly form of cancer amongst Thai women. One reason is because the initial stages of the disease, or the stage just before the disease takes hold, is asymptomatic. Another, is due to social stigmas surrounding female health in Thailand. There’s a lack of awareness, hence the disease has often reached its later stages, before any treatment is sought, making it incurable, and unfortunately, eventually resulting in death.
If we can increase our understanding of cervical cancer, it can help to protect women against this deadly disease.