Cervical Cancer Quiz
The cervix is the neck of the womb (uterus). It connects the body of
the uterus to the vagina (birth canal). The outside of the cervix and the vagina
are covered by a layer of flat cells called squamous cells.
The canal of the cervix is lined by tall column-like cells columnar
cells. These two cell types, squamous cells
and columnar cells, meet at a place called the squamo-columnar junction or
the transformation zone. This junction may be on the outside of the cervix where
it is easy to see. It is in this transformation zone that abnormal growth or dysplasia develops. The cervix plays an important role in maintaining
a normal pregnancy. In non-pregnant women, the cervix has no obvious function.