What Are the Types of Cervical Cancer?

Q:

I have cervical cancer but I don’t know which type my cancer belongs to. What are the types of cervical cancer?

A:

The case of every cervical cancer patient is different. If you go to hospital, your doctor will properly diagnose and stage your condition. After that, he will tailor a treatment plan according to your specific type.

Cervical cancers are divided into two main types: squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma. They can be differentiated from each other by the appearance of cancer cells under a microscope.

Squamous cell carcinoma is the more common type of cervical cancer. It begins developing in the thin, flat cells which line the bottom of the cervix. 85% – 90% of cervical cancers are actually squamous cell carcinomas.

Adenocarcinomas come into being from the glandular cells that line the upper portion of the cervix. This type accounts for 15% to 20% of cervical cancers.

In some cases, squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma can coexist in a person with cervical cancer. And this is the third type of the cancer.

 

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