Understanding Cervical Cancer: What You Need to Know

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  • What Causes It?
  • How Common Is Cervical Cancer?
  • Black Women and Cervical Cancer
  • HPV Vaccine and the Racial Divide
  • Preventing Cervical Cancer
  • Remember: Cervical Cancer Shows No Signs
  • Condoms Don’t Always Prevent HPV
  • January Is National Cervical Health Month
  • What Is Cervical Cancer?
  • Types of Cervical Cancer

Black Women and Cervical Cancer

Of the 2,000 Black women diagnosed each year, a whopping 40 percent of us will die from  the disease. This is due to range of factors, including poor access to health care, high rates of HPV infections among Black women/girls and the fact that HPV takes longer to clear up in us than our white counterparts. 

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