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Cervical Cancerhot!Tooltip 02/08/2011 Hits: 18091
About,800 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in the UK each year. Cervical cancer is a cancer of the cervix and is the second most common malignant disease in younger women. The cervix is the part of the womb at the top of the vagina, often called the “neck of the womb”. The cervix is covered with a layer of skin-like cells; if these cells become abnormal it is called Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia (CIN). This can vary in severity, the more advanced it is, the more likely it is to progress to cancer over time. Usually the body can spot these changes and prevent them from developing further and the skin-like cells return to normal. If the abnormal cells are not cleared by the body then sometimes they may go deeper below the skin-like cells, at which point it is called a cancer.