January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. Nearly 13,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year, but the disease is preventable with vaccination and appropriate screening. This includes PAP and HPV tests. January is a chance to share information about how women can protect themselves from HPV (human papillomavirus) and cervical cancer. HPV is a widespread infection that spreads through sexual activity, and it causes almost most cases of cervical cancer.
HPV vaccines can help prevent infection from the high-risk HPV types that can lead to cervical cancer. You can lower your risk for cervical cancer by getting screened regularly, starting at age 21. You should get screened for cervical cancer regularly, even if you received an HPV vaccine. Cervical Health Awareness Month is a chance to raise awareness about how women can protect themselves.
New York Cancer & Blood Specialists is committed to our patients. We are dedicated to providing each patient with a unique path to treatment and unmatched support. We strive to make quality, compassionate cancer care available from Montauk to Manhattan. We are proud to be a partner of One Oncology and a proud sponsor of the New York Cancer Foundation.