Healthy Living | Cervical Cancer Awareness
Health & Wellness | | By Eulanda Williams
Cervical Cancer Awareness month is a chance to raise awareness about how women can protect themselves from HPV (human papillomavirus) and cervical cancer. HPV is the most common sexually transmitted disease, It's also a major cause o cervical cancer. Over 79 million Americans currently have HPV and many people with the disease don't know they are infected. It has been proven that some people with this disease have no symptoms and getting tested is the best way to find out if you have HPV. HPV can be prevented with the HPV vaccine. Cervical cancer can be prevented with a regular screening test(called Pap Smear) and follow up care.We can use this opportunity to get more information on this awareness and get screened.