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Is cervical cancer life threatening?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Cervical cancer can be life threatening. Only around 15 percent of women who have cervical cancer that has spread, or metastasized, to other organs of the body live more than five years after treatment. If cervical cancer is caught early through regular screenings, it is easily treated and nearly 90 percent of women survive.

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