Cervical cancer forms in tissues of the cervix (the organ that connects the uterus and vagina) and is slow-growing. According to the American Cancer Society, 1 out of 147 women in the US will be diagnosed in their lifetime. Early cervical cancer can be cured by removing or destroying the pre-cancerous or cancerous tissue. Thus, early detection is very important and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention highly recommends screenings with regular pap tests. Cervical cancer is almost always caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), which is transmitted through sexual contact.
This indicator shows the age adjusted incidence rate for cervical cancer cases in 100,000 females.