Help Prevent Cervical Cancer with PacMed
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Mother, sisters, wife, daughter, every woman is at risk for cervical cancer.
As part of our ongoing commitment to health awareness, we are honoring September as National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. Human papillomavirus, better known as HPV, is the most common sexually transmitted virus in the United States. There are more than 40 types of HPV, some of which can lead to cervical cancer. This disease is highly preventable with regular screening and vaccination to help prevent human papillomavirus.
How you can help:
- Get Screened! When detected early, this type of cancer is highly curable. All women aged 21 to 65 should get screened regularly.
- Get Vaccinated! HPV vaccination is recommended for all preteens (both boys and girls) aged 11 to 12 years but can be given as early as age 9 and until age 26.
Again, cervical cancer can be prevented if detected early by regular screenings with the Pap test. If it is detected early, cervical cancer is one of the most successfully treated cancers. So please talk to your doctor and stay current with your screenings.
To schedule an appointment, use our online appointment request form or call 206.505.1300.