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Cervical cancer is a cancer from the cervix, which is the entry way going from the vagina into the uterus. Cancer cells grow abnormally rapidly, crowding out normal cells.
Cervical cancer is often detected from a screening test called the Pap smear. When it isn’t detected that way, the first symptoms may be abnormal bleeding from the vagina, especially after sexual activity.
Most cases of cervical cancer are linked to a virus called HPV (human papillomavirus).
Clinical trials open up new treatment options to women treated at Stanford Health Care.
Open trials refer to studies currently recruiting participants or that may recruit participants in the near future. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but similar studies may open in the future.
To learn more about the clinical trials we offer, call 650-725-0866 .