Cervical Health Awareness serves as an opportunity to educate people how to prevent and protect themselves from HPV (human papillomavirus), a common sexuality transmitted disease that can cause cervical cancer.
Over 79 millions Americans have HPV and almost 13,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year. Many people do not even know they are infected because there are little to no symptoms associated with HPV.
The good news is cervical cancer is treatable and curable if detected early. To help detect abnormal cells early, it’s important for woman to get screened yearly and for both men and women to get the HPV vaccination if possible as well.
Take the time this month of promote the importance of HPV and cervical care prevention.