Cervical cancer on Taiwan
Each year, 1,600 new cases of cervical cancer are diagnosed and 700 of the patients die from it each year.
Among the 20-34-year-old Taiwanese, 20% of them show cervical precancerous affections. On Taiwan, 99.7% of all cervical cancer are caused by HPV (human papilloma virus). Pap smear screening of Taiwanese women 30 years old and older has reached 81% of that population but of the Taiwanese women under 30 years old, less than 20% have been screened by Pap smear.