The cervix is the bottom part of the uterus (the womb). Often, cervical cancer in its early stages causes no symptoms. Therefore, the best way to find early cervical cancer is to test all women in a certain age group, even if they have no symptoms. This is known as cervical cancer screening. Screening tests for cervical cancer can find not only early cancers but also abnormal, precancerous cells that have a high chance of turning into cancer. Cervical cancer or precancer treated at an early stage can usually be cured.