Understanding Cervical Cancer: What You Need to Know

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  • 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
  • What Causes It?
  • How Common Is Cervical Cancer?

Preventing Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer can be prevented through the help of the HPV vaccine, safer sex and by getting Pap smears. These exams can detect if there are any abnormal cells on your cervix, which from there, the doctors can monitor over time and treat pre-cancerous cells. Don’t forget: You can also be tested for HPV, too. 

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