older womanCervical cancer is cancer that starts in the cervix, which is the lower, narrow end of a woman’s uterus. It is preventable. When cervical cancer is found early, it is highly treatable and is associated with long survival and good quality of life. There are ways you can help prevent cervical cancer:

If you smoke, seek help in quitting.

Use a condom before sex to help prevent some sexually transmitted diseases that are associated with a higher risk of cervical cancer.

Make an appointment to get a Pap test and ask your doctor about whether the HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine is right for you.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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