Cervical cancer starts in a woman's cervix, the lower, narrow part of the uterus. It is the second most common cancer in the world. Because it develops slowly, regular Pap test screenings can help doctors detect the disease early, when it is most easily treated. Although infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV) correlates strongly with cervical cancer, there are many factors—from lifestyle to nutrition to genetics—that contribute to its development. This concise volume explains the causes, symptoms, progress, and treatment of cervical cancer.