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What is cervical cancer?

The name actually says it all: cervical cancer means having cancer cells in your cervix. These cancer cells form when your body does not clear HPV (the Human Papillomavirus) on its own. This does not happen in 1% of cases. In those cases, HPV develops into cervical cancer in 10 to 15 years. That may not sound much, but in practice it still means that an average of 900 women a year are told they have cervical cancer.