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What Do You Know About Cervical Cancer?

According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), just over 4,000 American women die from cervical cancer each year. But death rates have declined dramatically over the last 50 years because more women are getting regular screening. To learn more about cervical cancer and prevention, take this quiz, based on information from the ACS.

Gender words are used here to talk about anatomy and health risk. Please use this information in a way that works best for you and your provider as you talk about your care.

1. Where is the cervix located in the body?
2. On what part of the cervix do most cancers develop?
3. Which of these are risk factors for cervical cancer?
4. Cervical cancer may stay small and not cause problems for how long?
5. What are the symptoms of cervical cancer in the early stages (when it's small and hasn't spread)?
6. Which of these tests is used to screen for cervical cancer?
7. When should women start cervical cancer screening?
8. If cervical cancer is caught early and treated, how many of these women are likely to be alive 5 years later?
Online Medical Reviewer: Goodman, Howard, MD
Online Medical Reviewer: Gotwals, Jessica, BSN, MPH
Online Medical Reviewer: Gotwals, Jessica, RN, BSN, MPH
Date Last Reviewed: 4/1/2023
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