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Cervical Cancer Facts

Prevention | Pap Test | Before You Have Symptoms | Cervical Cancer Vaccine

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How Can I Prevent Cervical Cancer?

Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable types of cancer. Here is why:

  • You can mostly control the risk factors.
  • The Pap test is a highly effective screening test.
  • There is an approved vaccine to prevent some of the most common types of the human papillomavirus (HPV). That's the virus that causes many types of cervical cancer.
  • A test for HPV provides an added tool to screen for early signs of infection when treatment options are most effective.

To protect yourself, learn about the risk factors. Then take action to avoid the ones you can. Make sure you regularly see your doctor for a Pap test and pelvic exam. While you're at your doctor's office, ask about the HPV vaccine. This can be very important for you and your daughters. Also ask about the HPV test. Early vaccination along with regular screening is the best way to prevent cervical cancer.

YOU CAN PREVENT CERVICAL CANCER. VACCINATE EARLY. PAP TEST REGULARLY. HPV TEST WHEN RECOMMENDED.

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