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Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness month. This is a time to raise awareness of cervical cancer and ways to prevent it. Each year, more than 12,000 women in the United States get cervical cancer. Almost all cervical cancers are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), a common virus that can be passed from one person to another during sex. HPV can also be transmitted through skin-to-skin contact. Early on, cervical cancer may not cause signs and symptoms and can be passed to others even when an infected person has no signs or symptoms. Women should visit their medical provider and have a Pap test yearly starting at age 21. This test can screen for abnormal cancer cells.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017/Author: Jacquelyn Langdon/Number of views (1223)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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