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Why should I be concerned about cervical cancer?

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Marianne DiNapoli
Obstetrics & Gynecology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Fertility, death

Cervical cancer rates have decreased since the introduction of the pap smear, a screening test to check women for cervical cancer. There were still an estimated 4,210 deaths from cervical cancer in the US in 2010.
Most cervical cancers and pre-cancers are caused by HPV which is the most common std. HPV vaccine may help prevent infection and cervical cancers.

In brief: Fertility, death

Cervical cancer rates have decreased since the introduction of the pap smear, a screening test to check women for cervical cancer. There were still an estimated 4,210 deaths from cervical cancer in the US in 2010.
Most cervical cancers and pre-cancers are caused by HPV which is the most common std. HPV vaccine may help prevent infection and cervical cancers.
Marianne DiNapoli
Marianne DiNapoli
Answer assisted by Marianne Di Napoli, Medical Student
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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Be well.

Cervical cancer is a kind if cancer that you can prevent by getting your routine pap smear.
We should start getting pap smears when we turn 21 years old. It's part of being well and staying well. You've got the power!

In brief: Be well.

Cervical cancer is a kind if cancer that you can prevent by getting your routine pap smear.
We should start getting pap smears when we turn 21 years old. It's part of being well and staying well. You've got the power!
Dr. Francine Yep
Dr. Francine Yep
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