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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 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 - examining cells from the cervix under a microscope. If there are abnormal cells, you will need a biopsy. By getting regular Pap tests and pelvic exams 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. General Information about Cervical Cancer From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
    Search Español Cervical Cancer Treatment (PDQ®) Last Modified: 03/14/2014 General Information About Cervical Cancer Cervical cancer is a disease in which malignant ( ...
  3. Cervical Cancer Screening From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
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  4. Cervical Cancer Prevention From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
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  5. Drugs Approved for Cervical Cancer From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
    ... Cancer Terms NCI Drug Dictionary 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 ...
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  8. ... to treat patients with aggressive and late-stage cervical cancer For Immediate Release August 14, 2014 Release Español ... patients with persistent, recurrent or late-stage (metastatic) cervical cancer. Cervical cancer grows in the tissues of the ...
  9. Cervical Cancer Rates by Race and Ethnicity (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... Cervical Lung Ovarian Prostate Skin Uterine Cancer Home Cervical Cancer Rates by Race and Ethnicity The rate of ...
  10. ... cancer? What should you ask your doctor about cervical cancer? It is important for you to have frank, ...
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