Cervical cancer

What is cervical cancer?

Cervical cancer starts in the cells of the cervix. Learn about symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and risks in our guide to cervical cancer.

Risk factors for cervical cancer

The most important risk factor for developing cervical cancer is infection with human papillomavirus (HPV). Learn about cervical cancer risk.

Screening for cervical cancer

Screening helps find cervical cancer before symptoms develop. The most reliable way is having a Pap test. Learn about screening guidelines.

Symptoms of cervical cancer

Symptoms of cervical cancer include abnormal vaginal bleeding or discharge. Learn about the symptoms of cervical cancer.

Diagnosis of cervical cancer

Tests to diagnose cervical cancer, such as colposcopy, are done when symptoms or routine tests suggest a problem. Learn about diagnosing cervical cancer.

Grading cervical cancer

Grading cervical cancer helps predict how fast the cancer is growing. Learn about the grades of cervical cancer.

Stages of cervical cancer

Staging describes how much cancer there is in the body. Learn about the stages of cervical cancer.

If cervical cancer spreads

Cervical cancer can spread from the cervix to surrounding tissues and other parts of the body. Learn about common sites where cervical cancer can spread.

Prognosis and survival for cervical cancer

Prognostic factors for cervical cancer include tumour size and stage of the cancer. Learn about prognostic factors for cervical cancer.

Treatments for cervical cancer

Treatments for cervical cancer include surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. Learn about treatment plans and options for cervical cancer.

Supportive care for cervical cancer

Supportive care helps people with physical and emotional aspects of cervical cancer. Learn how to cope with long-term side effects of cervical cancer.

Cervical cancer statistics

Cancer statistics tell us how many people in Canada are diagnosed with and die from cervical cancer in a certain time frame.

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