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Prevent cervical cancer with the right test at the right time
  • Published Date:
    August 13, 2013
  • Language:
    English
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Prevent cervical cancer with the right test at the right time
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  • Corporate Authors:
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (U.S.). Division of Cancer Prevention and Control.
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    Screening tests can find abnormal cells so they can be treated before they turn into cancer.

    The Pap test looks for changes in cells on the cervix that could turn into cancer if left untreated.

    • The human papillomavirus (HPV) test looks for the virus that causes these cell changes.

    • The only cancer the Pap test screens for is cervical.

    HPV is the main cause of cervical cancer. HPV is a very common virus, passed from one person to another during sex. Most people get it, but it usually goes away on its own. If HPV doesn’t go away, it can cause cancer.

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