Cervical cancer is cancer that starts in the cervix, which is the lower, narrow end of a woman’s uterus. It is preventable. When cervical cancer is found early, it is highly treatable and is associated with long survival and good quality of life. There are ways you can help prevent cervical cancer:
■ If you smoke, seek help in quitting.
■ Use a condom before sex to help prevent some sexually transmitted diseases that are associated with a higher risk of cervical cancer.
■ Make an appointment to get a Pap test and ask your doctor about whether the HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine is right for you.
— Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention