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The cervix is the lower part of the uterus, the place where a baby grows during pregnancy. Cervical cancer is caused by a virus called HPV. The virus spreads through sexual contact. Most women's bodies are able to fight HPV infection. But sometimes the virus leads to cancer. You're at higher risk if you smoke, have had many children, use birth control pills for a long time, or have HIV infection.

Cervical cancer may not cause any symptoms at first. Later, you may have pelvic pain or bleeding from the vagina. It usually takes several years for normal cells in the cervix to turn into cancer cells. Your health care provider can find abnormal cells by doing a Pap test to examine cells from the cervix. You may also have an HPV test. If your results are abnormal, you may need a biopsy or other tests. By getting regular screenings, you can find and treat any problems before they turn into cancer.

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  1. Cervical Cancer (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... the place where a baby grows during pregnancy. Cervical cancer is caused by a virus called HPV. The ... for a long time, or have HIV infection. Cervical cancer may not cause any symptoms at first. Later, ...
  2. Cervical Cancer Screening (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... Cancer found early may be easier to treat. Cervical cancer screening is usually part of a woman's health ... may do more tests, such as a biopsy. Cervical cancer screening has risks. The results can sometimes be ...
  3. General Information about Cervical Cancer (National Cancer Institute)  
    ... affect prognosis (chance of recovery) and treatment options. Cervical cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells ... HPV) infection is the major risk factor for cervical cancer. Anything that increases your risk of getting a ...
  4. Cervical Cancer Prevention (National Cancer Institute)  
    ... The following risk factors increase the risk of cervical cancer: HPV Infection The most common cause of cervical ... following risk factors may increase the risk of cervical cancer: High number of full-term pregnancies Women who ...
  5. Drugs Approved for Cervical Cancer (National Cancer Institute)  
    ... Clinical Trials NCI Publications Español Drugs Approved for Cervical Cancer This page lists cancer drugs approved by the ... Used in Cervical Cancer Drugs Approved to Prevent Cervical Cancer Cervarix (Recombinant HPV Bivalent Vaccine) Gardasil (Recombinant HPV ...
  6. Cervical Cancer Screening (National Cancer Institute)  
    Cervical Cancer Screening Key Points for This Section Tests are used to screen for different types of cancer. ... NCI Web site . Studies show that screening for cervical cancer helps decrease the number of deaths from the ...
  7. Risks of Cervical Cancer Screening (National Cancer Institute)  
    ... Dictionary Search for Clinical Trials NCI Publications Español Cervical Cancer Screening (PDQ®) Risks of Cervical Cancer Screening Key Points for This Section Screening tests ...
  8. Treatment Options by Stage (Cervical Cancer) (National Cancer Institute)  
    ... available from the NCI Web site . Stage IA Cervical Cancer Stage IA cervical cancer is separated into stage ... the NCI Web site . Stages IB and IIA Cervical Cancer Treatment of stage IB and stage IIA cervical ...
  9. ... Topic How is cervical cancer staged? How is cervical cancer diagnosed? The first step in finding cervical cancer ... reproductive systems. Tests for women with symptoms of cervical cancer or abnormal Pap results Medical history and physical ...
  10. ... pre-cancers are treated Next Topic Additional resources Cervical cancer prevention and screening: Financial issues Financial issues can ... to tell you up front. National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program All states are making cervical ...
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