When cancer starts in the cervix, it is called cervical cancer. The cervix is the lower, narrow end of the uterus. The cervix connects the vagina (birth canal) to the upper part of the uterus. The uterus (or womb) is where a baby grows when a woman is preg All women are at risk for cervical cancer. It occurs most often in women over age 30. When cervical cancer is found early, it is highly treatable and associated with long survival and good quality of life.
The Rhode Island Department of Health Women's Cancer Screening Program covers the cost of cervical screening to program-eligible women. (more)