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Cervical Cancer: Symptoms, Stages, Risk Factors

Published: 2008-02-20 - Updated: 2021-01-19
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Synopsis: Cervical cancer is a disease in which body cells in the cervix or the uterus lower part are malfunctioning. Those who regularly go for Pap tests have the greater chances to prevent cervical cancer for the very reason that Pap tests detect precancerous cells. HPV is a collection of viruses that put the cervix in danger. Infections like this are common and can be passed through sexual intercourse.

Main Digest

Cervical cancer is a disease in which body cells in the cervix or the uterus' lower part are malfunctioning. The cervix is that canal that leads to the vagina. To understand what cervical cancer is, it is important to note what a cervix is first. It is the birth canal that leads to the vagina.


Cervical cancer occurs when body cells in the cervix act up until they develop a tumor. When normal cells transform themselves to cancer cells, cervical cancer sets in. Though it is obviously scary to have cervical cancer, the good news is it can be prevented. One must first know the risk factors or chances that she will develop cervical cancer.

Risk Factors of Cervical Cancer Include

Symptoms of Cervical Cancer Can Include

The moment the symptoms set in, a woman has to go to a doctor for the diagnosis. Here are some procedures for the proper diagnosis:

Stages of Cervical Cancer

Once cervical cancer is detected, it is mandatory that the woman goes out and looks for second opinion. If cervical cancer is still confirmed, then she must subject herself to the proper treatment. She may be treated through chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgery or even a combination of all these methods.

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