Cervical cancer develops from a cell that is abnormal. Abnormal cells can be present for years before one becomes cancerous and multiplies out of control to form a cancerous tumor. Often the initial pre-cancerous abnormalities of cervical cells are caused by infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV). Treatment depends on various factors and general health, and may consist of a combination of surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.
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