January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month
Cervical cancer is highly preventable. Screening tests for cervical cancer and vaccines to prevent human papillomavirus (HPV), which is the main cause of cervical cancer, are readily available. Half of cervical cancer cases occur among women who rarely, or never, get screened for cancer. Another 10%–20% of cancers occur among women who were screened but did not receive adequate follow-up care. When cervical cancer is found early, it is highly treatable and associated with long survival and good quality of life.
Contact any of our six health centers to schedule your cervical cancer screening.