The cervix

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

The womb is a muscular, pear-shaped organ. The lining of the womb is shed each month when a woman has her period.

The cervix
The cervix

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What is cancer?

We have information about how cancer starts and develops. Cervical cancer can spread through the lymphatic system.