Auntie Stella

15. I’m worried about cervical cancer

Theme: Relationships with family and community

Dear Auntie Stella

I am a 15-year-old girl and I am worrying about something which I heard. My aunt said that one of her neighbours is very sick with cervical cancer and it is a disease which can kill women.

I never heard of it before, and I am really worried. How do people get it and is it true that it can kill you? 


Talking points

  • Have you heard about cervical cancer (or cancer of the cervix)?

  • Do you know what causes it?

  • Do you know if it is common in Zimbabwe?

  • What can girls and women do to avoid getting it?

  • Can it be cured?