Quiz: Introduction to Cervical Cancer

  1. The word cervix means "neck" in Hebrew.
  2. It may take weeks, months, or years for cells in the cervix to become cancerous.
  3. Each year, about 15,000 women in the United States learn that they have cancer of the cervix.
  4. Intraepithelial means that the abnormal cells are present only in the inner most layer of the cervix.
  5. High-grade lesions also may be called moderate or severe dysplasia, CIN 2 or 3, or carcinoma in situ.
  6. Cervical cancer, or invasive cervical cancer, occurs most often in women over the age of 70.
  7. Hematuria, unexplained vaginal spotting or bleeding, and pelvic pain are signs and symptoms of cervical cancer except persistent vaginal discharge.
  8. The five-year survival rate for Stage III cervical cancer is less than 15%.