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Benign and Malignant Tumors of the Cervix

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  Benign and Malignant Tumors of the Cervix   The cervix is part of a woman's reproductive system. It's in the pelvis. The cervix is the lower, narrow part of the uterus (womb).  The cervix is a passageway: Anatomy and Physiology   The cervix connects the uterus to the vagina. During a menstrual period, blood flows from the uterus through the cervix into the vagina. The vagina leads to the outside of the body. The cervix makes mucus. During sex, mucus helps sperm move from the vagina through the cervix into the uterus. Anatomy and Physiology   Growths on the cervix can be benign or malignant. Benign growths are not cancer. They are not as harmful as malignant growths (cancer).  Benign growths (polyps, cysts, or genital warts): are rarely a threat to life don't invade the tissues around them  Malignant growths (cervical cancer): may sometimes be a threat to life can invade nearby tissues and organs can spread to other parts of the body. Pathophysiology of Cervix

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Jul 23, 2017
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