Cervical Health Month

Cervical Cancer: Know the Facts and Protect Yourself

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January is Cervical Health Month, so this month we’re focusing on ways to educate and help you protect yourself from all cervical-related health threats. One of the biggest threats to your cervical health is cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is the fourth most common type of cancer for women, worldwide. It starts at the cervix, which is the narrow opening from the vagina to the uterus. Every year in the United States, roughly 13,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer. Typically occurring in mid-life, cervical cancer is usually diagnosed in women between the ages of 35 and 44.

HPV: The Top 5 Things You Should Know

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HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States -- it’s estimated over seventy nine million people are currently infected. Although most cases of HPV cause no symptoms and are naturally cleared by the body’s immune defense, some strains of the infection can lead to genital warts and several types of cancer, including cervical. There are no treatment options for HPV, but regular screenings can eliminate your chances of the virus progressing into something more serious.
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