Cervical cancer affects hundreds of thousands of women each year. But it doesn’t have to. There’s an easy way to detect it early.
Experts recommend women should get tested early. That can be done by a simple exam by your health provider.
There is a vaccine available to prevent infection from the human papilloma virus, or HPV, which can cause cervical cancer. Both boys and girls can be vaccinated.
Other preventive measures include setting a baseline for health, and even knowing your family medical history.