Cervical cancer is the growth of abnormal cells of the cervix, the lower part of the uterus that connects to the vagina. Cervical Cancer is the easiest gynecologic cancer to prevent through regular screening tests and follow-up. Almost all cervical cancers are caused by the humanpapilloma virus (HPV). To prevent cervical cancer, you should get the HPV vaccine (ages 9-26) and have regular Pap tests beginning at age 21. When found early, cervical cancer is highly treatable. Read more about cervical cancer.
Measures are presented as either annual data at the state level or as five year aggregate data at the county level. The Cervical Cancer measures exclude men and rates are calculated using the population of females.
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