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“Take the Test: Not the Risk” HPV and Cervical Cancer. Cervical Cancer is Preventable!. What is cervical cancer?. Anatomy review. The cervix. Cervix with cancer. HPV (human papillomavirus ). We now know what causes cervical cancer!. The HPV test (in conjunction with the Pap).

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all women age 30 or older get the hpv test along with a pap
All women age 30 or older

Get the HPV test

along with a Pap

One of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology recommendations is that:


The FDA recently approved

the first vaccine to protect against the most common types of

HPV infection

The latest development
what the vaccine can and cannot do
What the vaccine can and cannot do
  • It can:
    • Protect against two (of approximately 13) types of HPV that most often cause cervical cancer -- if you have not yet been exposed through sexual contact
  • It cannot:
    • Provide complete protection

* Screening with the Pap and (if you are age 30+) the HPV test is still essential

take action
Take action
  • Stay aware and up-to-date on cancer prevention
  • Ask your nurse or doctor about the HPV test at your next annual visit
  • Share this information with your friends and family
  • www.TheHPVtest.com
  • www.womeningovernment.org/prevention
  • www.ashastd.org (visit the site’s National HPV and Cervical Cancer Prevention Resource Center)