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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.
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

Emerging new type of oral cancer linked to HPV appears to increase in men

Emerging new type of oral cancer linked to HPV appears to increase in men

Cervical cancer subtype increasing in several subpopulations of women

Cervical cancer subtype increasing in several subpopulations of women

HPV-negative cervical cancers are more aggressive with worse prognosis

HPV-negative cervical cancers are more aggressive with worse prognosis

HPV vaccination rates are low, especially in HIV prone populations

HPV vaccination rates are low, especially in HIV prone populations

New resource accelerates use of FISH techniques to study spatial organization of DNA in cells

New resource accelerates use of FISH techniques to study spatial organization of DNA in cells

Sleep disruption leads to negativity bias, study shows

Sleep disruption leads to negativity bias, study shows

New immune-based therapy eliminates HPV in one-third of women with cervical precancerous lesions

New immune-based therapy eliminates HPV in one-third of women with cervical precancerous lesions

New study finds that screening could help prevent rare types of cervical cancer

New study finds that screening could help prevent rare types of cervical cancer