F-FDG PET of cervical cancer lymphadenopathy. Anterior (A) and posterior (B) images demonstrate intense tracer uptake within known primary cervical carcinoma (long arrow) and right pelvic lymph node metastases (short arrows).
Cervical cancer forms in the tissues of the cervix, the organ that connects the uterus and vagina. Cervical cancer growth often has no symptoms, however, it can be detected with a Pap test. The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 88,000 new cases of cervical cancer will be diagnosed in the United States and nearly 30,000 will die from the disease in 2011.