In English | En español
Questions About Cancer? 1-800-4-CANCER

Cervical Cancer: Prevention, Genetics, Causes

Page Options

  • Print This Page
  • Email This Document

Related Pages

Prevention

  • Cervical Cancer Prevention (PDQ®)
    [ patient ] [ health professional ]
    Expert-reviewed information summary about factors that may increase the risk of developing cervical cancer and about approaches that may help in the prevention of this disease.
  • Find Clinical Trials to Prevent Cervical Cancer
    Check for cervical cancer prevention trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials now accepting patients. The list of clinical trials can be refined by location and other features.
  • Drugs Approved for Cervical Cancer
    This page lists cancer drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for cervical cancer. The list includes generic names, brand names, and common drug combinations, which are shown in capital letters. The drug names link to NCI's Cancer Drug Information summaries.

Genetics

  • Understanding Gene Testing
    Illustrates what genes are, explains how mutations occur and are identified within genes, and discusses the benefits and limitations of gene testing for cancer and other disorders.
  • Cancer Genetics Services Directory
    Directory of professionals who provide services related to cancer genetic risk assessment, counseling, and testing.
  • Cancer Genetics Overview (PDQ®)
    [ health professional ]
    Expert-reviewed information summary in which the features of hereditary cancer and the structure and content of other PDQ cancer genetics summaries are described. The summary also contains an extensive list of genetics resources available online.

Causes and Risk Factors

  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccines
    A fact sheet about human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines for the prevention of infection with certain types of HPV, which is the major cause of cervical cancer.
  • HPV and Cancer
    A fact sheet about the link between human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and cancer.
  • Diethylstilbestrol (DES) and Cancer
    A fact sheet about DES (a synthetic form of estrogen) and the health problems of children who were exposed to DES while in the womb.
  • Smoking Home Page
    Free help to quit smoking, plus information on smoking and cancer, secondhand smoke, cigarettes and other tobacco products, tobacco research, and statistics.