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Cervical Cancer

Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer means that cells in your cervix are growing abnormally and out of control. The cancer cells can spread to other parts of your body.

The cervix is the lower part of the uterus that opens into the vagina.

Last Revised: October 9, 2012

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Ross Berkowitz, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology

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