Cervical cancer - Definition

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Cancer is a disease characterized by the appearance of malignant growths, or tumors. Cervical cancer is found in the uterus of a woman, which is in the shape of an inverted pear. The cervix is the lower part, in direct contact with the vagina. Cervical cancer is generally asymptomatic. It is discovered by chance during gynecological exams, following a cervical smear test (cell sampling).