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Quiz: Confused About Cervical Cancer? What Causes It?

three young women hiking. if you're under 65, get screened for cervical cancer every 3 years
If you’ve received the HPV vaccine, you should still get regular Pap tests to detect any abnormalities.

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?

Take The Quiz

Does This Cause Cervical Cancer?

Confused about what actually causes cervical cancer? Take this quiz to clear things up.

 

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