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Cervical Cancer Resources

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Cervical cancer is a disease in which cancer cells grow in the cervix. The cervix is the lower, narrow part of the uterus (womb) that connects the uterus with the vagina.

Cancer occurs when cells in the body (in this case, epithelial cervix cells) divide without control or order. Normally, cells divide in a regulated manner. If cells keep dividing uncontrollably, a mass of tissue forms, called a growth or tumor. The term cancer refers to malignant tumors, which can invade nearby tissue and spread to other parts of the body. A benign tumor does not invade or spread.

EmpowHER links:

Cervical Cancer, General information page

“Globally, Cervical Cancer Still A Killer,” Lynette Summerill, Jan 4, 2010

“New PAP Test Guidelines say ‘Wait Until Age 21,’” Lynette Summerill, Nov 24, 2009

“Two Doctors Explain Their Support of the Gardasil Vaccine,” Dec 8, 2009

“The Facts on Gardasil: A Vaccine for Human Papilloma Virus,” Mar 25, 2009

VIDEO: Dr. Lawrence Talks About Cervical Cancer, Feb 20, 2008

VIDEO: Dr. Lawrence – How Are Women Being Saved From Cervical Cancer? Feb 20, 2008

VIDEO: Dr. Lawrence – What Test Detects Cervical Cancer? Feb 20, 2008

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