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Cervical cancer

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Introduction
Cervical cancer is an uncommon type of cancer that develops in a woman's cervix. The cervix is the entrance to the womb from the vagina.
Symptoms of cervical cancer
Learn about the symptoms of cervical cancer, such as unusual bleeding, and when to seek medical advice.
Causes of cervical cancer
In almost all cases, cervical cancer is the result of a change in cell DNA caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV).
Diagnosing cervical cancer
If cervical cancer is suspected, you will be referred to a gynaecologist (a specialist in treating conditions of the female reproductive system).
Treating cervical cancer
The treatment for cervical cancer depends on how far the cancer has spread.
Complications of cervical cancer
Complications of cervical cancer can occur as a side effect of treatment or as the result of advanced cervical cancer.
Living with cervical cancer
How cervical cancer affects your daily life will depend on what stage your disease is at and what treatment you're having.
Preventing cervical cancer
There is no single way to completely prevent cervical cancer, but there are a number of things that can help reduce your risk.
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