Cervical cancer can be detected with screening tests: a Pap test and a human papillomavirus (HPV) test. These can be done as part of a pelvic exam. Most doctors suggest that anyone with a cervix begin getting tested at age 21 and repeat every few years until age 65, but ask your doctor what’s right for you. Learn more about cervical cancer screenings.
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Cervical cancer was once one of the most common cancers affecting women. In past years, medical researchers have reported a significant decrease in incidences of cervical cancer, which has been attributed to increase in regular Pap tests being performed. Pap tests are a crucial part of preventing cervical cancer since they can detect precancerous lesions and abnormal cell growth before cancer develops.
Most cervical cancer cases are related to the human papillomavirus (HPV). This sexually transmitted infection can influence the development of cervical cancer as it aids in the abnormal growth of cervical cells. » Read more about: The Importance of Pap Tests In Cervical Cancer Prevention »
Hearing the news that your cancer is cured is one of the greatest and most relieving feelings! After the initial wave of happiness, however, you may have a lot of questions about what comes next. » Read more about: Cervical Cancer Survivors: Here’s What to Expect »
40 years ago, cervical cancer was the leading cause of cancer death in American women. Since then, the number of deaths has significantly decreased due to increased awareness of the symptoms and testing methods for this disease. Although the numbers have improved, approximately 12,000 women will be diagnosed and 4,120 will die from the disease this year. » Read more about: Cervical Cancer Detection & Prevention »
January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month! Cervical Cancer is one of the most preventable types of cancer, yet over 12,000 women in the US are diagnosed with it each year.
Human papillomavirus, or HPV, is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections and is found in about 99% of cervical cancers. While almost 90% of HPV infections resolve on their own within 2 years, high-risk types of HPV may cause cervical cancer. » Read more about: Cervical Cancer Awareness »
Here are just a few facts about cervical health that you might not be aware of:
Every year, more than 12,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in the United States.
91 percent of women who catch cervical cancer in its early stages survive.
Cervical cancer is most common in women 35-44 years of age.
Six out of ten women who are diagnosed with cervical cancer have never had a pap smear » Read more about: Cervical Health »