Waushara County Health News

You are the key to cancer prevention

 

Every year around 12,000 are women diagnosed with cervical cancer. 

Fortunately, this cancer is very preventable. Regular screening tests can help find the cancer early, or even prevent it. 

The screening is called a Pap test. This test looks for changing cells on the women’s cervix, which is part of the female reproductive system. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends women get this test regularly, starting at age 21. 

Most cervical cancer is caused by a virus called human papillomavirus, or HPV, and is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the United States.

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