Cervical Cancer

Your guide to cervical health

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Cervical Cancer Prevention and Screenings

As recently as 50 years ago, cervical cancer was the leading cause of cancer-related death in women. But in the last 40 years, the mortality and case rates have declined significantly. The reason? Today, we have better preventive tools and screenings than we鈥檝e ever had before.

Cervical Health Awareness Month

Every January, the National Cervical Cancer Coalition and American Sexual Health Association educate communities on cervical cancer prevention, including human papillomavirus (HPV) and the importance of early detection. 

Learn more about Cervical Health Awareness Month and how you can lower your cervical cancer risk.

Pap Smear: What is it & How to Find Precancers

In the United States, approximately 14,000 new cases of invasive cervical cancer occur each year and HPV is the central cause. Pap smears are a vital screening tool for both cervical cancer and HPV. 

Read more about the importance of pap smears and see how often you should be screened.

HPV vaccines: A cancer prevention tool

HPV vaccination provides safe, effective and long-lasting protection, with the potential to prevent more than 90% of HPV-attributable cancers. 

Find out how the HPV vaccine can protect you and your family.

Find a care provider

Find a primary care provider or OB-GYN near you to schedule a pap smear or schedule your HPV vaccination.