India accounts for a third of the deaths due to cervical cancer, with two women dying every 15 minutes. A new case is diagnosed in the country every four minutes. Cervical cancer, which affects the opening of the uterus, can be treated effectively if detected early. A routine screening is recommended every three years for women aged 21 to 65. Pap smear testing is an important part to prevent cervical cancer, as it helps pick the signs early.