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Get the Facts on Cervical Cancer: What is the Real Cause?

February 2, 201511 min
Cervical cancer is one of the more common cancers of the female reproductive system. Most cervical cancers are linked to infection by HPV (human papillomavirus).Worldwide, cervical cancer is the second-most-common type of cancer that strikes women – behind only breast cancer.Cervical cancer is diagnosed through a series of exams, typically beginning with a Pap and – if you’re older than 30 – the HPV test, followed by a colonoscopy (in which a lighted, magnifying instrument is used to examine your cervix) and biopsy (in which a sample of tissue is removed for analysis in a laboratory).Ernest Han, MD is here to discuss cervical cancer, it's diagnoses and treatments.

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