Find out how to spot cervical cancer before it’s too late.
A new study has discovered that women are dying from cervical cancer at a much greater rate than once thought. With a 77% higher risk of death in African-American women and a 47% higher risk of death in Caucasian women, now is the time to identify the sneaky signs of cervical cancer before it’s too late. Luckily, 93% of cervical cancer cases are preventable through early detection and HPV vaccines. Read on to find out what Dr. Jennifer Ashton wants you watch out for and when to get a screening and pap smear.
When to Get Tested
While cervical cancer can take as long as three to seven years to be detected, a screening can detect the start of the disease before it has a chance to develop. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, women aged 21 to 29 should have a pap test every three years. Women aged 30 to 65 should have a pap test and an HPV test every five years.