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Cervical Cancer (Women's Health)

Cervical Cancer Symptoms and Causes

Cervical cancer is cancer that starts in the cervix, the lower part of the uterus that opens at the top of the vagina. Cervical cancer starts in the cells on the surface of the cervix and usually develops very slowly. It starts as a precancerous condition called dysplasia which can be detected by a Pap smear and is 100% treatable. Undetected precancerous changes can develop into cervical cancer and spread to other organs of the body. Cervical cancer can be caused by some kinds of sexually transmitted human papillomaviruses (HPVs).