The cervix is the lower, narrow part of the uterus (womb). The uterus, a hollow, pear-shaped organ, is located in a woman's lower abdomen, between the bladder and the rectum. The cervix forms a canal that opens into the vagina, which leads to the outside of the body.
Each year, about 11,000 women in the United States learn that they have cancer of the cervix. Precancerous conditions can be identified through regular screening (a Pap Test) and can lead to early detection and curative treatment. Find out if you're eligible for a free cervical screening.
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