What Is the Medical Definition of Cervical Cancer?

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What is the medical definition of cervical cancer?

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Cervical cancer is a cancer of the entrance to the uterus. The cervix is a lower, narrow end of the uterus, a hollow, pear-shaped organ located in a woman’s lower abdomen, between the bladder and the rectum. The cervix serves as a channel between the womb and the vagina. It opens to the vagina and leads to the outside of the body.

The cancer is always caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) infection.

Early abnormality before the cancer can be detected in a Pap smear. And precancerous changes of cervical cells can be treated with cryosurgery, cauterization or laser surgery. The most common sign of cervical cancer is abnormal vaginal bleeding. Its treatment varies according the specific type and stage.

 

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