Cervical cancer used to be one of the most common causes of cancer death in women in the U.S. Thankfully the risk of contracting the disease – and dying from it – has dropped significantly since the use of the Pap smear, a routine screening procedure.
Today, it is more likely that pre-cancers will be detected before they become full-blown cervical cancer.
But is just getting a Pap test enough to protect you?
What’s the connection between human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer?
And what else can you do to lower your risk of the disease?
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