Cervical Cancer

What is cervical cancer?

2017-07-27T19:39:53-06:00

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 [...]

What is cervical cancer?2017-07-27T19:39:53-06:00

Who gets cervical cancer?

2017-07-27T19:37:53-06:00

All women are at risk for cervical cancer. It occurs most often in women over age 30. Each year, approximately 12,000 women in the United States get cervical cancer. The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the main cause of cervical cancer. HPV is a common virus that Is passed from one person to another deranges. At [...]

Who gets cervical cancer?2017-07-27T19:37:53-06:00

What raises a woman’s chance of getting cervical cancer?

2017-07-27T19:36:17-06:00

Almost all cervical cancers are caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), a common virus that can be passed from one person to another during sex. There are many types of HPV. Some HPV types can cause changes on a woman’s cervix that can lead to cervical cancer over time, while other types can cause genital or [...]

What raises a woman’s chance of getting cervical cancer?2017-07-27T19:36:17-06:00

What are the symptoms of cervical cancer?

2017-07-27T19:35:07-06:00

Early on, cervical cancer may not cause signs and symptoms. Advanced cervical cancer may cause bleeding or discharge from the vagina that is not normal for you, such as bleeding after sex. If you have any of these signs, see your doctor. They may be caused by something other than cancer, but the only way [...]

What are the symptoms of cervical cancer?2017-07-27T19:35:07-06:00

Are there tests that can prevent cervical cancer or find it early?

2017-07-27T19:41:45-06:00

Cervical cancer is the easiest gynecologic cancer to prevent, with regular screening tests and follow-up. Two screening tests can help prevent cervical cancer or find it early: The Pap test (or Pap smear) looks for precancers, cell changes on the cervix that might become cervical cancer if they are not treated appropriately. The Pap test [...]

Are there tests that can prevent cervical cancer or find it early?2017-07-27T19:41:45-06:00

How is cervical cancer treated?

2017-07-27T19:44:31-06:00

Cervical cancer is treated in several ways. It depends on the kind of cervical cancer and how far it has spread. Treatments include surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. Surgery: Doctors remove cancer tissue in an operation. Chemotherapy: Using special medicines to shrink or kill the cancer. The drugs can be pills you take or medicines [...]

How is cervical cancer treated?2017-07-27T19:44:31-06:00

When should I get tested for cervical cancer?

2017-07-27T19:25:50-06:00

You should start getting regular Pap tests at age 21. The Pap test, which screens for cervical cancer, is one of the most reliable and effective cancer screening tests available. The only cancer for which the Pap test screens is cervical cancer. It does not screen for ovarian, uterine, vaginal, or vulvar cancers. So even [...]

When should I get tested for cervical cancer?2017-07-27T19:25:50-06:00

Where can I get more information about cervical cancer?

2017-07-27T19:24:23-06:00

Wyoming Resources The Wyoming Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program, also known as Women’s Health Source, pays for (for women who qualify): Office visit, Pelvic exam, Pap test, Clinical breast exam, Mammogram, certain breast & cervical lab tests, Breast or cervical cancer diagnostic tests. Most women diagnosed through our program with breast cancer, high [...]

Where can I get more information about cervical cancer?2017-07-27T19:24:23-06:00
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