Understanding cervical cancer

Find out how cervical cancer is diagnosed, treated and how it might affect your life.

Living with cervical cancer

Living with cervical cancer

Living with cervical cancer

Hear Nicola describe how she dealt with being diagnosed with cervical cancer, and how Macmillan supported her.

About our cancer information videos

Hear Nicola describe how she dealt with being diagnosed with cervical cancer, and how Macmillan supported her.

About our cancer information videos

General information What is cancer?

Cancer is a disease of our cells. Sometimes cells go wrong and become abnormal. These cancer cells keep dividing to make more and more abnormal cells.

General information How is cancer treated?

There are five main types of cancer treatment. You may receive one treatment or a combination of treatments, depending on your cancer type.

Cervical cancer About cervical cancer

Most of the time, changes in cells that occur in the cervix are not cancerous. Sometimes these changes develop in to cervical cancer.

Cervical cancer The cervix

The cervix is the lower part of the womb. There is a collection of lymph nodes close to the cervix too.

  • Diagnosing

    symptoms, causes and risk factors of cervical cancer

  • Organising

    the practical, work and financial side

  • Treating

    cervical cancer and what to expect

  • Coping

    with and after cervical cancer treatment

  • Resources

    and publications to order, download and print