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Cancer is a disease in which cells in the body grow out of control. Cancer is always named for the part of the body where it starts, even if it spreads to other body parts later. When cancer starts in the cervix, it is called cervical cancer. The cervix is the lower, narrow end of the uterus. Also known as the womb, the uterus is where a baby grows when a woman is pregnant. The cervix connects the upper part of the uterus to the vagina (birth canal).

Cervical cancer is highly preventable in most Western countries because screening tests and a vaccine to prevent HPV infections are available. When cervical cancer is found early, it is highly treatable and associated with long survival and good quality of life.
UTHealth's innovative cancer-fighting projects receive $11 million CPRIT funding

UTHealth's innovative cancer-fighting projects receive $11 million CPRIT funding

Study: Most U.S. adults are unaware that HPV causes anal, penile, and oral cancers

Study: Most U.S. adults are unaware that HPV causes anal, penile, and oral cancers

A detailed map to understand how viruses infect human cells

A detailed map to understand how viruses infect human cells

New test may improve the ability to diagnose riskiest forms of HPV infection

New test may improve the ability to diagnose riskiest forms of HPV infection

Psychological stress linked to higher risk of cancer-specific mortality in cervical cancer patients

Psychological stress linked to higher risk of cancer-specific mortality in cervical cancer patients

Single test can predict progression of untreated precancerous cervical disease

Single test can predict progression of untreated precancerous cervical disease

New device traps and analyzes single cells for faster HPV-related cervical cancer screening

New device traps and analyzes single cells for faster HPV-related cervical cancer screening

One dose of HPV vaccine has comparable effectiveness to two or three doses

One dose of HPV vaccine has comparable effectiveness to two or three doses

HPV vaccine has led to a dramatic reduction in cervical cancer rates, but Africa is lagging behind

HPV vaccine has led to a dramatic reduction in cervical cancer rates, but Africa is lagging behind

New blood test offers more precise diagnostics of ovarian cancer

New blood test offers more precise diagnostics of ovarian cancer

Invasive cervical cancer rates are high among women with HIV in South Africa, Latin America

Invasive cervical cancer rates are high among women with HIV in South Africa, Latin America

Use of molecular biomarkers shows promise in early detection of endometrial cancer

Use of molecular biomarkers shows promise in early detection of endometrial cancer

Disparities in race, ethnicity, and status affect progress in cancer survival rates in youth

Disparities in race, ethnicity, and status affect progress in cancer survival rates in youth

Health care professionals are unclear about cervical screening and HPV, study finds

Health care professionals are unclear about cervical screening and HPV, study finds

Women in low- and middle-income countries need radiotherapy to treat their cervical cancer

Women in low- and middle-income countries need radiotherapy to treat their cervical cancer

Five states that adopted Medicaid expansion saw larger increases in CRC screening

Five states that adopted Medicaid expansion saw larger increases in CRC screening

Researchers identify metabolic signatures to help diagnose, treat and prevent cervical cancer

Researchers identify metabolic signatures to help diagnose, treat and prevent cervical cancer

Study: Type 2 diabetes linked to elevated risk of several cancers

Study: Type 2 diabetes linked to elevated risk of several cancers

Inexpensive DNA test can effectively screen women for cervical cancer in low-resource settings

Inexpensive DNA test can effectively screen women for cervical cancer in low-resource settings

Urine testing just as good as smear test in preventing cervical cancer

Urine testing just as good as smear test in preventing cervical cancer