Read about the possible symptoms of cervical cancer and when to see your doctor.

Getting diagnosed

Get information about seeing your GP, referral to a specialist, and the tests you might have.


Cervical screening aims to prevent cervical cancer. Find out about the screening programme, how you have the screening test and what your results mean.

Abnormal cervical cells

An abnormal cervical screening test result means that you have changes in the cells covering the neck of your womb (cervix). Find out about the treatment you might have.

Stages, types and grades

The stage of a cancer means how big it is and whether it has spread. The type means the type of cell the cancer started from. The grade means how abnormal the cells look under the microscope.

Treatment for cervical cancer

Your treatment depends on where your cancer is, how big it is, whether it has spread and your general health.

Advanced cervical cancer

Advanced cervical cancer means that a cancer that began in the cervix (the neck of the womb) has spread to another part of the body. Or the cancer has come back after treatment.

Living with cervical cancer

Get support to cope during and after cervical cancer.

Research and clinical trials

Find out about the latest UK research into cervical cancer, as well as clinical trials and information about how you can take part.


Find out about survival for cervical cancer for women in the UK.

Risks and causes

Find out about the risks and causes of cervical cancer, including the human papilloma virus (HPV).

Resources and support

Find out about support groups, books, videos and other resources to help you cope with cervical cancer and treatment.

Last reviewed: 
02 Aug 2017

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