Understanding Cervical Cancer: What You Need to Know

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  • January Is National Cervical Health Month
  • What Is Cervical Cancer?
  • Types of Cervical Cancer
  • What Causes It?
  • How Common Is Cervical Cancer?
  • Black Women and Cervical Cancer
  • HPV Vaccine and the Racial Divide
  • Preventing Cervical Cancer
  • Remember: Cervical Cancer Shows No Signs
  • Condoms Don’t Always Prevent HPV

What Is Cervical Cancer?

It’s cancer of the cervix, which is located in the lower part of a woman’s uterus (womb). Most cervical cancer begins with the cells lining the cervix wall, which over time turn from pre-cancerous cells into cancerous cells, says Cancer.org

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