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How common is non-HPV Cervical Cancer?

Each year about 604,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer worldwide. Globally, it is estimated that approximately 5.5–11% of cervical cancers are HPV-negative.

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Can cervical cancer cause infertility?

Cervical cancer treatment can cause issues with fertility, leaving women unable to become pregnant or carry a child through pregnancy.

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Is cervical cancer curable?

Due to early detection and treatment, the prognosis of cervical cancer is excellent for most patients.

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Can cervical cancer spread to the ovaries?

In Australia, approximately 900 patients are diagnosed with cervical cancer every year. Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable types of cancer due to Australia's highly developed cervical cancer...

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How aggressive is cervical cancer?

While the majority of cervical cancers are slow growing, others can be aggressive which means that they may grow or spread more quickly into other adjacent organs, lymph nodes or...

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Eight myths and misconceptions about cervical cancer

Myths and misconceptions about cervical cancer are spreading fast, especially around what causes it and how cervical cancer can be prevented.

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Who is at high risk for cervical cancer?

In Australia, cervical cancer is less frequent than in countries that don’t have a cervical screening program.

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Stages of Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer is the growth of abnormal cells within the cervix. The cervix is the lower part of the uterus (womb). Most early-stage cervical cancers come with high survival rates.

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Am I too old for cervical cancer screening?

The majority of Australian women have regular Pap smears to prevent cervical cancer. During the Pap smear your doctor will obtain cells from the cervix and those cells can either...

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