January is Cervical Cancer Awareness month!
Montana Cancer Control Programs encourages women to protect themselves against cervical cancer. Cervical cancer affects a woman’s reproductive system, and it is most often caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV).While some forms of HPV do not lead to cervical cancer, some do.
Montana women aged 21 – 65 should get regular cervical cancer screenings, called Pap tests. Pap tests effectively find cervical cancer in its earliest stages.
Are you up-to-date with your cervical cancer screenings? Have you noticed any changes to your body? If so, talk to your doctor today to learn more about cervical cancer.
What steps should you take to protect yourself against cervical cancer?
- Get a Pap test.
- Do not use tobacco.
- Talk to your doctor about any changes to your body.
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