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What is Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer is cancer of the cervix. Normally, cells divide and grow in an orderly manner. Cancer happens when cells grow out of control in the cervix. Before cancer develops, cells that line the cervix may change and become abnormal. In most cases, these abnormal cells grow slowly, over a period of 10 to 15 years. If found early, these cell changes can be treated and removed. This usually prevents cervical cancer. When not found early, these abnormal cell changes can turn into cervical cancer. The cancer cells crowd out normal cells and cause health problems.
Last Updated on Thursday, 15 December 2011 12:05