Cervical squamous cell carcinoma - symptoms and how to test
Cervical squamous cell carcinoma is a subtype of cervical cancer. The outer layer of the cervix is lined by tissue that contains squamous cells. Under a microscope, these cells have a scaly appearance, much like those found on fish. Squamous cell carcinomas are the most common kind of cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is most prevalent in women in their reproductive decades (the 20s, 30s, and 40s), and the gender disparity in this disease is glaringly evident. Cervical cancer and precancerous cells that might progress to cervical cancer can be detected using screening tests. The age of 21 is often recommended as the starting point for cervical cancer and precancerous alterations screening. The Pap smear is a type of screening test.