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What Do You Know About Cervical Cancer?

According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), more than 4,000 American women will die from cervical cancer in 2013. But death rates have declined dramatically over the last 50 years because more women are being screened. To learn more about cervical cancer and prevention, take this quiz, based on information from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the ACS.

1. Where is the cervix located in the body?
2. On what part of the cervix do most cancers develop?
3. Which of these are risk factors for the cancer?
4. Cervical cancer may remain in the early stages for how long?
5. What are the symptoms of cervical cancer in the early stages?
6. Which of these tests effectively screens for cervical cancer?
7. When should women begin Pap test screening?
8. Early detection increases women's survival rate. How many women can be saved if the disease is caught early and treated?
9. A Pap test usually can detect which percentage of cervical cancers?
10. A woman who has had a hysterectomy needs to continue getting a regular Pap test if:
Online Medical Reviewer: Finke, Amy, RN, BSN
Online Medical Reviewer: MMI board-certified, academically affiliated clinician
Last Review Date: 9/28/2013

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