Reduce Your Cervical Cancer Risk

Cervical 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 or nurse whether the HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine is right for you.

–Source:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention