According to National Cancer Institue, there were approximately 12,000 women diagnosed with cervical cancer last year. develops in the cervix, the narrow outer end of the uterus that extends into the vagina. When diagnosed early, cervical cancer is generally curable and patients have an excellent chance of recovery. Penn Medicine physicians and scientists are working together to develop new ways to diagnose and treat cervical cancer.
- Squamous cell carcinoma. The most common consisting of flat, thin cells called squamous cells that cover the surface of the cervix.
- Adenocarcinoma. Develops in the mucus-producing glands of the endocervix or opening to the uterus.