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Glossary: cervical cancer, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

cervical cancer

(SER-vih-kul KAN-ser)

Cancer that forms in tissues of the cervix (the organ connecting the uterus and vagina). It is usually a slow-growing cancer that may not have symptoms but can be found with regular Pap tests (a procedure in which cells are scraped from the cervix and looked at under a microscope). Cervical cancer is almost always caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) infection.



Cervical Cancer Cáncer de cuello del útero o uterino