Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that occurs in the cells of the cervix, the lower part of the uterus that connects to the vagina.
Like breast cancer, cervical cancer can be a scary diagnosis for many people, and it is the fourth most common cancer in cisgendered women. However, it’s also typically a slow-growing cancer, which means it’s often detected early and has a five-year survival rate of 92%.
People with early-onset cervical cancer typically do not exhibit any symptoms, which is why doctors recommend annual pap tests.
The experts in the GW Cancer Center's Gynecological Oncology Program use a personalized and multidisciplinary approach to treat patients with cervical cancer.