What You Need to Know About Cervical Cancer
Central Florida Lifestyle|January 2020
Cervical Cancer Awareness Month serves as a reminder for women to stay on top of their reproductive health to prevent deadly diseases.
Larissa Hamblin

Almost 13,000 women in the U.S. are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year. However, cervical diseases that can lead to cancer are preventable with proper care and testing.

According to the National Cervical Cancer Coalition, cervical cancer is preventable with appropriate screening, including pap and HPV testing, as well as HPV vaccination. During Cervical Cancer Awareness Month this January, learn about cervical diseases and the importance of testing for them early on.

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a group of viruses that infect the skin. It’s estimated that 70% of women and men will come into contact with it in their lifetime. About 14 million new cases occur in the U.S. each year.

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