Did you know cervical cancer is not hereditary? It does not run in families. It is most often caused by a strain of HPV (human papillomavirus), which is transmitted through intercourse/contact.
Every woman should be screened for cervical cancer, following the recommended guidelines. This helps us catch changes early, before they get to cancer. The cells change over time and go through many stages before they get to actual cancer, and screening with Pap smears catches those changes early on!
Are you up to date with your annual exams and Pap smears? If you have had abnormal Pap smears, have you had the recommended follow up since?
Check out https://www.womenshealth.gov/cancer/cervical-cancer for more information about cervical cancer.
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