Cervical Cancer : is cancer that starts in the cervix, the cervix is the lower part of the uterus (womb) that opens that opens at the top of the vagina,
Cervical cancer is sometimes called the uterine cervix. The body of the uterus is where a foetus grows. The cervix connects the body of the uterus to the vagina known as "Birth Canal". The part of the cervix closest to the body of the uterus is called the endocervix.
The part next to the vagina is the exocervix or ectocervix.
The place where the two parts meet is called the transformation zone.
Cervical cancer usually develops very slowly, it starts as a precancerous condition called dysplasia.
The precancerous conditions can be detected by a Pap smears and is 100% treatable. That is why it is so important for women to regular Pap smears.
Although, cervical cancers starts from cells with pre-cancers of the cervix which will develop to cancer. The change from pre-cancer to cancer usually takes several years, but it can happens in less than a year.