Cervical cancer

Also known as: Cancer, cervical
Cervical cancer occurs when abnormal cells on the cervix grow out of control. The cervix is the lower part of the uterus that opens into the vagina. Cervical cancer can often be cured when it’s found early. It is usually found at a very early stage through a Pap test.
Providence Gynecologic Oncology Program focuses on the diagnosis, treatment and management of female reproductive cancers.

Providence offers care for women who cannot afford it through the Oregon Breast and Cervical Cancer Program. This program helps low-income, uninsured and medically underserved women gain access to lifesaving screening programs for early detection of breast and cervical cancers. Each year, approximately 7,000 eligible women receive screening services.

Funding for this program is provided by the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Oregon and SW Washington Affiliate and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For more information and for eligibility requirements, please call the Breast and Cervical Cancer Program toll-free hotline: 877-255-7070.