The cervix is the opening to the uterus from the vagina.
Cervical cancer is a cancer which develops in the cervix.
It is the 4th most common cancer among women.
Mostly it is the human papillomavirus (HPV) that causes cervical cancer. HPV is a common virus transmitted through sexual contact: when genitals are skin-to-skin or through oral, anal or vaginal sex.
Most of the time it goes away by itself without knowing you are infected. But some types of HPV could lead to cancer.
If abnormal cell growth or cancer are diagnosed early it can easily be treated. When diagnosed at a later stage it can be controlled with the right treatment.