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Information about HPV, screening and self-sampling test
Did you know...
  • Cervical cancer is caused by a virus, HPV.
  • Most people have been infected by HPV.
  • In most cases the infection clears on its own, but for some people the infection becomes chronic and these women have an increased risk of developing cervical cell changes and cervical cancer.
  • An infection with HPV does not cause any symptoms, but it is possible to get tested for it.
  • By regularly attending screening it is possible to discover cervical cell changes and prevent the development of cervical cancer.
  • Every year approximately 15.000 Danish women are diagnosed with cervical cell changes.
  • Every year approximately 375 Danish women are diagnosed with cervical cancer - more than half of them are below the age of 50. The frequency is highest among women at the age of 35.
  • Every day a woman in Denmark is diagnosed with cervical cancer.
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