Early Detection - Cervical
Protect yourself from Cervical Cancer
Have a regular pap test & take the cervical cancer vaccine*
*The vaccine is given to women between the ages of 10 and 25, but it is most effective if administered before a woman becomes sexually-active.
Screening is Essential for:
- Every woman over the age of 25, and up to the age of 65
- Every woman who has ever had sex
What is the cervix?
The cervix is the lower part of the womb, or uterus. Sometimes the cervix is referred to as the neck of the womb.
What are the symptoms of cervical cancer?
Cervical cancer has no symptoms; therefore it is essential for women to undergo regular cervical screenings to detect any early cell changes.
Fast fact: Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable forms of cancer. Cervical screenings can detect early abnormal changes in the cervix, therefore reducing the risk of developing cervical cancer.