Cervical Cancer Basics
Cervical cancer was once one of the most common cancers in women, but better screening for pre-cancerous conditions prevents many cases today. Most cases of cervical cancer originate with HPV, the human papilloma virus, which is transmitted sexually. Today, with vaccines available to protect against HPV, prevention is even more effective.Learn More
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The number of women who are estimated to die from cervical cancer in 2014.
American Cancer Society
Cervical Cancer Q&As
Cecelia Boardman, MD
Obstetrics & Gynecology
What are the cervical cancer screening recommendations?
The American Cancer Society recommends cervical cancer screenings should begin at age 21, women between ages 21 and 29 should have a pap test every three years. . .
- Q What is advanced or metastatic cervical cancer?
- Q What cervical cancer risk factors can't I control?
- Q What cervical cancer risk factors can I control?
- Q How often should I be screened for cervical cancer?
- Q What questions should I ask my doctor about cervical cancer?
- Q What is the death rate of cervical cancer?
- Q What happens after cervical cancer is diagnosed?
- Q Are there different types of cervical cancer?
- Q Is cervical cancer considered a sexually transmitted disease (STD)?
- Q What are the stages of cervical cancer?