Squamous cell carcinoma is the most common type of cervical cancer, representing approximately 70%-80% of patient cases. Adenocarcinomas are the second most common and represent approximately 20%-25% of cervical cancers, with usual type endocervical adenocarcinoma being the most common adenocarcinoma followed by mucinous adenocarcinoma variants, and more rarely endometrioid, papillary serous, and clear cell variants.
Other types of rare cervical carcinomas include glassy cell carcinoma, neuroendocrine tumors which include carcinoids, atypical carcinoids, and small cell carcinoma. Although neuroendocrine tumors are a rare type of cervical cancer, they are the most common site of neuroendocrine carcinoma in the genital tract.
Learn more about the histology of cervical cancer.
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