Boots WebMD Partners in Health
Return To Boots

Cervical cancer health centre

Cervical cancer

Cervical cancer is mostly caused by the human papillomavirus, or HPV. An HPV vaccine may reduce the risk of cervical cancer. Symptoms include painful sex, vaginal bleeding, and discharge.

See the key tests

RSS Feed | Help

Latest headlines

10 year cervical screening 'safe for some women'

Some women could safely go up to 10 years between cervical screening, a new study suggests.

Read full article

Medications

Cervical cancer

What is cervical cancer?

Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that develops in a woman's cervix - the entrance to the womb from the vagina.

Around 3,000 cervical cancer cases are diagnosed in the UK every year.



Cervical cancer is usually caused by the HPV virus. Most cases of cervical cancer are picked up during routine NHS cervical screening through smear tests.

Women’s health newsletter

Health news, features and tools for your life.
Sign Up

Popular slideshows & tools on BootsWebMD

woman coughing
Home remedies for coughing
smiling baby
Causes and remedies
bowl of soup
Small changes that lead to weight loss
mother and child
Caring for a baby with cows' milk allergy
woman holding mouth
What causes sensitive teeth?
boy coughing
Treatments for cold and fever
bain illustration
Best foods for your brain
woman doing situps
7 most effective exercises
avacado on whole wheat crackers
Plenty to choose from
egg in cup
Surprising things that can harm your liver