Q. Consider the following statements about Cervical Cancer:
1. It is a common sexually transmitted infection.
2. Human Papilloma Virus is responsible for more than 95% of cervical cancer cases.
Which of the statements given above is/are not correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: D
Notes:

Explanation: About Cervical Cancer

  • Cervical cancer occurs in the cells of the cervix — the lower part of the uterus that connects to the vagina.
  • It is a common sexually transmitted infection. HPV is responsible for more than 95% of cervical cancer cases, and it kills more than 60,000 women in India every year.
  • Cervical cancer is preventable as long as it is detected early and managed effectively.
  • Worldwide, cervical cancer is the second most common cancer type and the second most common cause of cancer death in women of reproductive age (15–44).
  • India accounts for about a fifth of the global burden of Cervical Cancer.

Source: EPIC July 2022