Anatomy of Female Pelvic Area
The female pelvic area contains a number of organs and structures: the endometrium, uterus, ovaries, cervix, vagina, and vulva.
Cervical cancer develops from abnormal cells on the surface of the cervix that spread deeper or to other tissues or organs. This type of cancer occurs most often in women older than 40.
Statistics About Cervical Cancer
Are You At Risk for Cervical Cancer?
One important way to reduce your risk is by getting regular Pap tests. Another is doing what you can to prevent high-risk HPV.
What Are the Symptoms of Cervical Cancer?
- Cervical Cancer Treatment (PDQ®)
Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of cervical cancer.
- Cervical Cancer Screening (PDQ®)
Expert-reviewed information summary about tests used to detect or screen for cervical cancer.
- Cervical Cancer Prevention (PDQ®)
Expert-reviewed information summary about factors that may increase the risk of developing cervical cancer and about approaches that may help in the prevention of this disease.
- Radiation Enteritis
Expert-reviewed information summary about enteritis (inflammation of the large and small bowel) as a complication of radiation therapy to the abdomen, pelvis, or rectum. Assessment and management of acute and chronic radiation enteritis are discussed.