Cervical cancer can develop from untreated abnormal cervical cells (dysplasia) related to a Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) infection. Abnormal cervical cells are not cancer but pre-cancerous changes that can be treated. Abnormal cervical cells rarely cause any symptoms.
The Danish Health Authority recommends cervical cancer screening to all women aged 23-64. Participation is voluntary and free of charge. To participate you have to book a screening appointment at your GP´s office.