According to figures from the World Health Organization, cervical cancer is the fourth most common malignancy in women worldwide with an estimated 570,000 new cases and 311,000 deaths in 2018. In Europe there were an estimated 58,000 new cases of cervical cancer in 2012. The highest European mortality rates from cervical cancer are reported in Romania (14.2 in 100,000 women) and the lowest in Malta (1.2 in 100,000 women).
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