What can one do to lower the chances of getting cervical cancer?

Dr. Michael Guy talks about things that can lower ones chances of getting cervical cancer. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.


Regular visits with a gynecologist and age-appropriate testing is the best prevention for cervical cancer, according to the Centers for Disease Control and PreventionOff Site Icon (CDC). Cervical cancer screenings should begin at age 21, the CDC states.

The American Cancer SocietyOff Site Icon (ACS) reports that women can prevent pre-cancers that lead to cervical cancer by not smoking, avoiding exposure to HPV, and and getting an HPV vaccine.

Ask your doctor about risk factors for cervical cancer.

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