Cancer is named for where it starts in the body. There are more than 100 types of cancer.
Breast cancer is the second most common cancer affecting American women, but is often treatable if caught early.
Typically, cervical cancer shows no visible symptoms early on. But, if detected early, it’s one of the most successfully treatable cancers.
Hereditary cancer, or family cancer syndrome, is caused by a genetic defect passed down through a family’s genes.
Every year in the U.S., 27,000 people get cancer caused by HPV. That is 1 person every 20 minutes of every day, all year long. Almost all cases of cervical cancer are caused by HPV. The HPV vaccine protects against 6 types of cancer.
There are more than 100 types of cancer, but all involve abnormal cell growth within the body.