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Cervix (cervical cancer) – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment and Ongoing care

Cervical cancer is one of the most common cancers worldwide, especially in poor countries, with approximately 260,000 deaths annually. Invasive cervical cancer accounts for 6 percent of all cancers that afflict women in the United States. About 10,400 cases of invasive carcinoma of the cervix are diagnosed in the United States each year, while there are at least 500,000 new cases of a preinvasive cervical cancer—known as a squamous intraepithelial lesion—where the cancer cells are confined to the surface skin of the cervix.