January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

January 4, 2022

Have you heard the secret to cervical cancer prevention?

No? That’s because there is no secret. But there are simple steps anyone can take to prevent cervical cancer.

Vaccinate Early

Cervical cancer is linked to infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV). The HPV vaccine
protects against the types of HPV that cause about 90% of cervical cancers. The Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention recommend vaccination at ages 11-12, but men and women can
be vaccinated up to age 45. Starting early is best-up to age 14, only two doses are needed.
From ages 15-26, a three-dose series is recommended.

Screen Regularly

Each year, nearly 13,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in the United States.
Yet cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers today. Early detection is the key.
Starting at age 21, women should be screened with a Pap test. Then at age 30, women should be
co-tested with both a Pap test and an HPV test.

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