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Cervical CancerBy: Patricia MontoyaCervixLower part of the uterusConnects the body of theuterus to the vagina(birth canal)Source: American Cancer SocietyCervical CancerBegins in the lining of the cervixCells change from normal to pre-cancer(dysplasia) and then to cancerSource: American Cancer SocietyThree TypesSquamous cell Carcinomas Cancer of flat epithelial cell 80% to 90%Adenocarcinomas Cancer arising from glandular epithelium 10% - 20%Mixed carcinoma Features both typesSource: American Cancer SocietyStatistics10,520 new cases in the U.S. this year3,900 will die50% are diagnosed between ages 35 and 55.20% at the age of 65 or over.Rarely occurs in women younger than 20Noninvasive is four times more common74% decrease in deaths between 1955 and1992 in the U.S.Death rate continuous to decline by 2% a yearSource: American Cancer SocietyLifetime Probability of Developing Cancer, bySite, Women, US, 1998-2000SiteAll sitesBreastLung & bronchusColon & rectumUterine corpusNon-Hodgkin lymphomaOvaryPancreasMelanomaUrinary bladderUterine cervixRisk1 in 31 in 71 in 171 in 181 in 381 in 571 in 591 in 831 in 821 in 911 in 128Source:DevCan: Probability of Developing or Dying of Cancer Software, Version 5.1 Statistical Research and ApplicationsBranch, NCI, 2003. http://srab.cancer.gov/devcanSigns and SymptomsVaginal blee

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