Cervical cancer is a malignant cancer of (the opening of) the cervix. Cervical cancer is most commonly found in women who are over 30 years old. The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) can cause cervical cancer. You can contract HPV through safe or unsafe sexual contact. It can be transmitted through hands or fingers. Even if you only have one sexual partner, he or she can transmit the virus to you. Not every woman with HPV will develop cervical cancer, however. Smoking can increase the risk of developing this type of cancer.
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Find out more about the symptoms and the most commonly used diagnostic tests and treatment types for cervical cancer on this page.