When it comes to cervical cancer, prevention is key! Due to advances in testing, early diagnosis and treatment, and the HPV vaccine, cervical cancer deaths have decreased dramatically.
Patients experiencing any of these symptoms should consult a physician.
Cervical cancer can be found early and even prevented with routine screening tests. Screening is looking for cancer before a person has any symptoms. The cervical cancer death rate in the United States continues to decline by approximately 2% each year. This is primarily due to women undergoing routine cervical cancer screening (Pap tests), which helps detect cervical abnormalities and allow for early treatment.
There are certain guidelines regarding cervical cancer screenings set in place by The American Cancer Society, which include:
Although cancer can’t always be prevented, the following steps can lower your risk.