Cervical cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the cervix. The cervix is the lower, narrow end of the uterus (the hollow, pear-shaped organ where a fetus grows). The cervix leads from the uterus to the vagina (birth canal). Cervical cancer usually develops slowly over time. Before cancer appears in the cervix, the cells of the cervix go through changes known as dysplasia, in which cells that are not normal begin to appear in the cervical tissue. Later, ...
Human papillomavirus. A virus that causes abnormal tissue growth (warts). Some types of HPV are associated with cervical and other types of cancer.
Cervical Cancer as related to Hpv
- HPV and Cervical Cancer - WebMD
Understand how to prevent and diagnose the HPV virus, which causes virtually all cases of cervical cancer in the U.S.
- HPV and Cancer - National Cancer Institute
Fact sheet from the National Cancer Institute about precancerous cervical conditions, risk factors, screening, and treatment.
- CDC - Human Papillomavirus (HPV) – HPV and Cancer
Several types of cancer are associated with HPV, including cervical, anal, penile and oropharyngeal cancer.
- HPV.com - Get the Facts about HPV & Cervical Cancer
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- HPV infection: How does it cause cervical cancer? - Mayo Clinic
Cervical cancer is most often caused by a genital human papillomavirus (HPV) infection.
- Cervical Cancer Treatment (PDQ®) - National Cancer Institute
Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of cervical cancer.
- Cervical cancer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaen.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cervical_cancer
HPV and Cancer - American Cancer Society
Read to learn more about HPV and cancer, how HPV is spread, and what you can do to decrease your chances of getting HPV and the cancers linked to it.