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What is Cervical Cancer? - FLORIDA TEAL 5K RUN/ FUN WALK
Cancer is a disease in which cells in the body grow out of control. Cancer is always named for the part of the body where it starts, even if it spreads to other body parts later. When cancer starts in the cervix, it is called cervical cancer. The cervix is the lower, narrow end of the uterus. The cervix connects the vagina (birth canal) to the upper part of the uterus. The uterus (or womb) is where a baby grows when a woman is pregnant. Cervical cancer is highly preventable in most Western countries because screening tests and a vaccine to prevent human papillomavirus (HPV) infections are available. When cervical cancer is found early, it is highly treatable and associated with long survival and good quality of life. Know the signs Test your Inside Knowledge or Take cervical cancer quiz! What are the risk factors? What can I do to reduce my risk? What are the symptoms? What should I know about screening? How is cervical cancer diagnosed and treated? Share Your Story If you’re a survivor of cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal, or vulvar cancer, please consider sharing your story here. Help us help more women No female should go through gynecologic cancer alone. You can make difference! Medical DisclaimerAll information provided by Kindah™ Foundation, including content from the Kindah™ Foundation, site users, or any other parties, is for general information only. The information stated on this site should not be used as medical advice, for self-diagnosis, or be used in place of advice from a qualified health professional. Kindah™ Foundation encourages everyone to use this information to seek further information from a medical care provider. PLEASE, IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH AND BEFORE STARTING OR STOPPING ANY TREATMENT OR ACTING UPON INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE SITE, YOU SHOULD CONTACT YOUR OWN PHYSICIAN OR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER.