Cervical Health Awareness Month
Cervical Health Awareness Month, observed in January, is a time to increase awareness of cervical health. For example, cervical cancer is highly preventable with regular screening tests and appropriate follow-up care. It also can be cured when found early and treated appropriately.
Cervical cancer is almost always caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). Vaccines are available to protect against the types of HPV that most often cause cervical cancer. HPV is very common in the United States and is passed from one person to another during sex. It is so common that nearly all sexually active men and women get it at some point in their lives, but few women will get cervical cancer from it. Talk to your health care provider about whether the HPV test is right for you.
Cervical Health Awareness Month Sponsor: National Cervical Cancer Coalition
To learn more, visit http://www.nccc-online.org