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Is cervical cancer serious?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Cervical cancer can become serious if diagnosed at a late stage or left untreated. When it is caught early, very minor surgery could take care of the problem. However, later, extensive surgery could be a reality, including a hysterectomy, and treatment with chemotherapy or radiation may be necessary. Regular screening tests can detect pre-cancerous cells and prevent more serious treatments.

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