Cervical cancer or cancer of the cervix is very feared women, because it can lead to death. In the world, found 493.243 new cases of cervical cancer each year. Of that amount, who died around 273.505, with an estimated 80 percent occur in developing countries.
In 2002 in Indonesia there are cases of 15.050 and about 7.566 are known to have died. Noted that Indonesia ranks first after the Philippines, Viet Nam, Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Malaysia, Singapore, Laos, and Brunei.
Cervical cancer is generally (99,7%) caused by infection with Human Papiloma Virus (HPV), which grows and develops slowly. Initially, the HPV virus entry into cells of the mouth of the uterus. This cancer can be prevented by means of inspection of the papsmear to know early changes in the cells in the mouth of a normal uterus toward the pre cancerous cells.