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Cervical Cancer

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Cervical Cancer occurs in the cells of the cervix – the lower part of the uterus that connects to the vagina. Various strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted infection, play a role in causing most cervical cancer. You can reduce your risk of developing cervical cancer by having screening tests and practicing “safe sex”. Young women receiving a vaccine that protects against HPV infection reduces the risk of cervical cancer, as well as reducing the risk of other associated HPV cancer involving the oral cavity and perianal skin.