Cervical cancer is a preventable disease that claims the lives of thousands of American women each year.
The single known cause of cervical cancer is the Human Papillomavirus (HPV), which is transmitted through sexual contact. Women can reduce their risk of cervical cancer by practicing good sexual health, and can even be vaccinated against HPV as further protection.
You May Be at Higher Risk If:
You have a history of sexually-transmitted diseases.
You have multiple sex partners.
You practice unprotected sex.
You have sexual intercourse at an early age.
The cervical cancer death rate is about 50% higher among African-American women compared to white women (5.4 per 100,000 in 2013, compared to 3.9 per 100,000).
Cervical cancer develops slowly and without obvious symptoms. A yearly Pap test is essential for all women in order to detect the disease early enough for effective treatment.
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