Understanding

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

  • What is cancer?

    There are more than 200 different kinds of cancer, each with its own name and treatment.

  • How is it treated?

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

  • The cervix

    The cervix is the lower part of the womb (uterus). It joins to the top of the vagina.

  • About cervical cancer

    Cervical cancer develops from abnormal cell changes in the cervix.

  • Symptoms of cervical cancer

    Know the common signs and symptoms of 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

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