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Reduce Your Risk for Cervical Cancer

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Help reduce your cervical cancer risk by taking steps to prevent it!

Cervical cancer affects thousands of women in the U.S. each year. Most cases are in women younger than 50.

It is one of the most preventable types of cancer. This is because it develops over time. The Pap smear and the HPV test are both used to screen for cervical cancer.

Screening tests help protect against cervical cancer. So does knowing your risk factors.

Infection with HPV is the most important risk factor for cervical cancer.

Talk to your doctor about your risks. Your doctor can also recommend screenings.