Cervical Cancer

Roughly 13,170 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in the United States each year, resulting in over 4,000 deaths. Abnormal cells may appear before they become cancerous and may be removed with surgery to prevent advancement of the disease. Once in the cancerous form, Squamous cell carcinoma (80 to 90% of cases) and Adenocarcinoma (10% to 20% of cases) represent the two most common forms of cervical cancer. Thanks to the HPV vaccine and more regular gynecology screenings, incidence rates and survivorship of cervical cancer have dramatically improved over time.