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

Types of Cervical Cancer

There are two major types of cervical cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma and Adenocarcinoma. It’s estimated that most women (80 to 90 percent) with cervical cancer are diagnosed with squamous cell carcinomas. Once diagnosed with cancerous cells, it can be treated with surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. 

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