Cervical cancer is preventable and treatable—so why did 300,000 women die of this disease in 2018? Cervical cancer is caused by the human papillomavirus—HPV—a common sexually transmitted infection. Cervical cancer can be prevented with a vaccine, but many low- and middle-income countries can't afford to provide it. Pre-cancerous lesions or tumors can be removed if they are found early enough. But regular screenings and prompt treatment remain out of reach for many. A woman's chances of survival should not depend on where she lives. Read more about cervical cancer and the work Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is doing to help more women survive.