January 2019 - Cervical Cancer Awareness
- 80% of people will get a human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in their lifetime and while most HPV infections go away on their own, those that don’t can cause certain types of cancer in men and women.
- Approximately 42,000 HPV related cancers are diagnosed annually in the US, including 12,000 cases of cervical cancer resulting in 4,000 deaths. HPV is the cause of nearly all cervical cancers.
- HPV vaccination provides safe, effective, and lasting protection against the strains of HPV infections that most commonly cause cancer.