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.
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Cervical Cancer Q&As
Leemore M. Burke, MD
OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology)
How can the HPV vaccine help prevent cervical cancer?
The HPV vaccine can lower a woman's risk for cervical cancer by 70%, says Leemore Burke, MD, an OB/GYN at Henrico Doctors' Hospital. In this video, Dr. Burke discusses . . .
- Q Why should I be concerned about cervical cancer?
- Q Is cervical cancer life threatening?
- Q How many women suffer from cervical cancer?
- Q How common is cervical cancer?
- Q What is advanced or metastatic cervical cancer?
- Q Is cervical cancer serious?
- Q Is cervical cancer considered a sexually transmitted disease (STD)?
- Q What questions should I ask my doctor about cervical cancer?
- Q What cervical cancer risk factors can't I control?
- Q How often should I be screened for cervical cancer?