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The survival rate of cervical cancer is over 90 per cent in Spain if the condition is detected on time

  • However at present only about 46 per cent of cases of cervical cancer are diagnosed at an early stage

In Spain approximately 2,000 cases of cervical cancer are diagnosed each year, but the illness has a survival rate of 90 per cent if detected on time, said Dr Andrés Carlos López Díaz, head of the Gynaecology and Obstetrics Department at the Quirónsalud hospital in Malaga.

The specialist was speaking on Tuesday, World Cervical Cancer Day, to raise awareness of the importance of prevention and early detection of this illness through regular gynaecological check-ups and the use of protection during sexual intercourse, he explained.

José Amores, the head of Gynaecology and Obstetrics at the Quirónsalud hospital in Marbella, agreed that early diagnosis is essential.

Although the survival rate is 90 per cent when it is detected early, he explained, at present only about 46 per cent of cases of cervical cancer are diagnosed at an early stage.