Preventing Cervical Cancer
7 Things You Should Know To Prevent Cervical Cancer
A Must Read If You Have a Cervix or Love Someone Who Does!
- Cervical cancer is nearly 100% preventable with education, screening, and treatment.
- The Human Papillomavirus (HPV), a very common sexually transmitted infection, causes nearly all cervical cancers.
- Three in 4 adults – men and women – will have HPV at some point in life.
- HPV infections often go away without treatment, but some infections cause cellular changes, which can develop into cervical cancer.
- HPV is spread through skin-to-skin contact, so you can contract HPV even if you are a virgin. Safer sex practices can reduce the spread of HPV.
- Regular healthcare is essential because HPV infections and cervical cancer often have no symptoms.
- When in doubt, schedule a yearly women’s health exam, your doctor can tell you how often and what screening tools are right for you.
* The Hicks Foundation does not have medical professionals on staff. We consult our Medical Advisory Board and other partners to provide accurate health information. Always check with your Doctor for medical questions.