Conditions InDepth: Cervical Cancer
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- Squamous cell cancer—arises form the cells on the outermost portion of the cervix that connects with the vagina
- Adenocarcinoma—arises from the gland cells that are found on the inner lining of the cervical canal
American Cancer Society website. Available at: http://www.cancer.org/docroot/home/index.asp .
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/ .
Grady D. Guidelines push back age for cervical cancer tests. The New York Times website. Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/20/health/20pap.html?%5Fr=1 . Published November 20, 2009. Accessed November 23, 2009.
National Cancer Institute website. Available at: http://www.cancer.gov/ .
- Reviewer: Igor Puzanov, MD
- Review Date: 09/2012 -
- Update Date: 09/11/2012 -
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