Cervical Cancer

Learn the signs and symptoms of cervical cancer, along with diagnosis and treatment information and stories of diagnosis and survival.

Quiz: Do You Know the Risk Factors for Cervical Cancer?

Does birth control use increase your risk of cervical cancer? What about your family history? Test your knowledge here.

Cervical Cancer Topics

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Cervical Cancer Risk: Are At-Home HPV Tests Reliable?

Mail-in, at-home kits to test for high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) infection can help improve cervical cancer screening.

By Diane Domina

What's New in Cervical Cancer Screening?

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force updated cervical cancer screening guidelines, and for the first time included a method that doesn't use the Pap test.

By Diane Domina

How Cervical Cancer Taught a Mom the Importance of HPV Vaccination

When Sylvia had her children vaccinated against the human papillomavirus (HPV) at the advice of her pediatrician, she didn’t fully understand the significance. Then, she found out she had the virus herself.

By Bethany Kandel

Complications of Cervical Cancer Treatment

Are you or a loved one undergoing treatment for cervical cancer? Learn about the common complications and how they are treated.

By Kathleen Hall, MBA

5 Things I Learned From Cervical Cancer Treatment

Linda, a cervical cancer survivor, shares her advice on how to stay strong — mentally and physically — throughout your cancer treatment journey.

By Stephanie Stephens

Your Cervical Cancer Health Care Team Members

Have you or someone you know been diagnosed with cervical cancer? Here's a look at some of the key players who may help with cancer care.

By Kathleen Hall, MBA

Cervical Cancer Support Options, Online and Off

Where can you or your loved ones go to find helpful resources related to cervical cancer? Check out these websites and organizations offering support, education, and camaraderie.

By Bethany Kandel

Getting Pregnant After Cancer Treatment

For men and women who have undergone cancer treatment, there are still options to start a family.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

New Test Could Improve Cervical Cancer Screening

Research published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute suggests a new computer algorithm can detect cervical dysplasia, also called cervical intraepithelial neoplasia or CIN – a premalignant condition that can lead to cervical cancer – as ...

By Diane Domina

One Woman’s Advice: Don’t Be Embarrassed About HPV

Danielle was too embarrassed to tell her friends she was diagnosed with HPV 12 years ago. Now, she’s raising awareness of the common virus.

By Sheila M. Eldred

Meet the Experts

Sheila M. Eldred

Health Writer

Sheila Mulrooney Eldred has written for The New York Times, Nature, FiveThirtyEight, STAT News, and other publications.

Eileen Bailey

Health Writer

Eileen Bailey is an award-winner author of six books on health and parenting. She specializes in ADHD, Anxiety, Sexual Health, Skin Care, Psoriasis and Skin Cancer.

Kathleen Hall, MBA

Health Writer

Kathleen Hall writes articles for consumer and health professionals as well as health care marketing material for corporate clients.

Sheila M. Eldred

Health Writer

Sheila Mulrooney Eldred has written for The New York Times, Nature, FiveThirtyEight, STAT News, and other publications.

Health News

New Test Could Improve Cervical Cancer Screening

Research published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute suggests a new computer algorithm can detect cervical dysplasia, also called cervical intraepithelial neoplasia or CIN – a premalignant condition that can lead to cervical cancer – as ...

In Uncertain Time for Health Care, Study Finds Cervical Cancer Death Rates Higher Than We Thought

Credit: Thinkstock NFL sideline reporter and “Dancing With the Stars” host Erin Andrews has publicly shared the news that she dealt with cervical cancer in late 2016 — the same week a study was published that found cervical cancer rates are actually ...

Screening Recommendations for Cervical Cancer Affect Menopausal Women

It’s one of those cancers that can sneak up on you. In fact, 12,000 women in the United States are diagnosed annually with cervical cancer. And sadly, about 4,000 women die from this cancer each year. Cervical cancer, which forms in the tissues of th...