January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. This form of cancer can be a silent killer, showing few symptoms till the damage is done. Knowing some facts about cervical cancer, however, can help you keep you or a loved one safer.
What is Cervical Cancer?
The cervix is the lower part of a woman’s uterus. Cervical cancer happens when abnormal cells grow out of control on the cervix. These cells usually stem from the human papillomavirus, also known as HPV. Many woman have HPV for years without realizing it. It can take years to develop into cancer. This is why regular testing is so important.
What are the Symptoms of Cervical Cancer?
HPV has few symptoms. If it develops into cancer, however, you may notice some of these symptoms.
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