Cervical Cancer

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. Cervical cancer is a cancer that starts in the cervix. The cervix is the lower part of the ... can do to decrease your chance of having cervical cancer. Also, your health care provider can do tests ...
  4. Cervical cancer is cancer that starts in the cervix. The cervix is the lower part of the uterus ( ... Worldwide, cervical cancer is the third most common type of cancer in women. It is much less common in the ...
  5. The Pap test checks for cervical cancer. Cells scraped from the opening of the cervix are examined under a microscope. The cervix is the lower part of the ...
  6. ... by certain strains of HPV. HPV can cause cervical cancer and genital warts . HPV has also been linked ... types of HPV that cause most cases of cervical cancer. Other less common types of HPV can also ...
  7. ... Some strains of HPV are known to cause cervical cancer. An HPV DNA test can identify the high- ... is offered to you. This vaccine prevents many cervical cancers.
  8. ... during sex. Some types of HPV can cause cervical cancer and other cancers. These are called high-risk ... High-risk types of HPV can lead to cervical cancer or anal cancer. The HPV-DNA test is ...
  9. Treatment Options by Stage (Cervical Cancer) From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
    Cervical cancer treatment options can include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and/or targeted therapy. Learn more about the diagnosis and treatment ...
  10. Stages of Cervical Cancer From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
    Cervical cancer treatment options can include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and/or targeted therapy. Learn more about the diagnosis and treatment ...
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