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Get Tested for Cervical Cancer

You can help prevent cervical cancer by getting regular screening tests (called Pap tests) and follow-up care.

Review Date: July 19, 2012

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

HPV Vaccine: Questions for Your Child's Doctor

Start a conversation with your child’s doctor about the HPV vaccine.

Review Date: January 31, 2013

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Cancer Treatment Decision Tools

Make an informed decision about your cancer treatment. Use this tool for a detailed analysis of your specific condition, statistical breakdown of treatment types, and pinpoint the exact topics you should discuss with your doctor.

Review Date: February 11, 2013

American Cancer Society

Cervical Cancer Prevention

The most common cause of cervical cancer is infection of the cervix with human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV infections that cause cervical cancer are spread mainly through sexual contact. Women who become sexually active at a young age and who have many sexual partners are at a greater risk of HPV infection.

Review Date: October 25, 2012

NIH National Cancer Institute

Cervical Cancer Screening (PDQ®)

Studies show that screening for cervical cancer helps decrease the number of deaths from the disease. A Pap test is commonly used to screen for cervical cancer. Learn more about the Pap test here.

Review Date: January 30, 2012

NIH National Cancer Institute

Cervical Cancer: Screening and Prevention

Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable types of cancer. A test for HPV screens for early signs of infection when treatment options are most effective. Early vaccination, along with regular screening, is the best way to prevent cervical cancer.

Review Date: July 14, 2014

Gynecologic Cancer Foundation

Find a Gynecologic Oncologist

If you have been diagnosed with a gynecological cancer, such as cervical, endometrial, uterine or ovarian cancer, use this search tool to locate a gynecologic oncologist in your area.

Review Date: October 28, 2014

Foundation for Women's Cancer

Find a Screening Provider Near You: National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program

Search for free and low-cost screenings in your state—use the interactive map to find local contacts for breast and cervical cancer screening.

Review Date: July 13, 2011

Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HPV Vaccines

HPV vaccines are given as three shots to protect against HPV infection and HPV-related diseases. HPV vaccines offer the greatest health benefits to individuals who receive all three doses before having any type of sexual activity. That’s why HPV vaccination is recommended for preteen girls and boys at age 11 or 12 years.

Review Date: January 31, 2013

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

HPV/Cervical Cancer Overview

This page provides answers to questions about the HPV vaccine. Get your regular Pap test, even if you have received the HPV/cervical cancer vaccine.

Review Date: March 07, 2013

National Cervical Cancer Coalition

Human Papillomaviruses and Cancer

This fact sheet describes the link between human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and cancer.

Review Date: June 08, 2012

NIH National Cancer Institute

Myths and Facts about HPV

Learn the myths and facts about HPV.

Review Date: June 08, 2011

National Cervical Cancer Coalition

National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program: Contact a Local Program

Choose a state, territory or American Indian/Alaska Native organization from the map provided. Find a complete list of program contacts here as well.

Review Date: January 30, 2012

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC) Chapters

National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC) chapters have been established so that no woman, family member or friend should feel alone while battling cervical cancer and HPV. Locate a NCCC chapter in your area.

Review Date: June 08, 2011

National Cervical Cancer Coalition

Pap Smear: Still Necessary After Hysterectomy?

If you had a total hysterectomy for a noncancerous condition, you may be able to stop having Pap smears. Ask your doctor what's best for you.

Review Date: October 30, 2014

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Pap Test Fact Sheet

Why do I need a Pap test? How often do I need to have a Pap test? I don't have health insurance, how can I get a free or low-cost Pap test? Read on to find the answers to these questions, and more.

Review Date: January 30, 2012

Office on Women's Health

Questions and Answers about the Pap and HPV Testing

A fact sheet that describes the Pap test procedure, possible results, and the link between HPV and cervical cancer.

Review Date: March 26, 2013

NIH National Cancer Institute

What Women Should Know About Cervical Cancer and the Human Papilloma Virus- (PDF)

This document has answers to many questions women may have about preventing cervical cancer or finding it early, the Pap test, HPV, and the HPV test.

Review Date: October 30, 2014

American Cancer Society

What You Need To Know About™ Cancer of the Cervix

This booklet has important information about cancer of the cervix. It discusses causes, screening, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. It also has ideas about how to cope with the disease.

Review Date: February 05, 2013

NIH National Cancer Institute

Your Disease Risk: Cervical Cancer

To estimate your risk of cervical cancer and learn about ways to lower that risk, take a few minutes to answer some questions about your health, background, and lifestyle.

Review Date: May 06, 2011

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