Cervical cancer

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Cervical cancer is a malignancy of the cervix. This type of gynecological cancer may start with vaginal bleeding but symptoms may be absent until the cancer is in an advanced stage. This is why cervical cancer has become the focus of intense screening efforts using the Pap smear. Human papillomavirus infection is the most important risk factor in developing cervical cancer. Treatment is with surgery (including cryosurgery) in the early stages of the disease, supplemented with chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

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