If you have cervical cancer, it means you have malignant cells in your cervix, which is the neck of tissue connecting your vagina and uterus.
The most common cause of cervical cancer is human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. However, HPV vaccines make cervical cancer preventable, and not all women with HPV develop cervical cancer. Other cervical cancer risk factors include:
- Long-term use of birth control pills
- First full-term pregnancy before age 17
- Family history of cervical cancer
- Three or more full-term pregnancies
- Suppressed immune system
At Goshen Center for Cancer Care, we know that any cancer diagnosis is alarming. We have a team of specialists who offer leading-edge treatment options paired with the emotional and mental support you need.
For fully integrated care for cervical cancer in Goshen and Warsaw, IN, request an appointment or call (888) 492-4673 (HOPE) to talk with our oncology information specialists.