Five Minutes or Less for Health Weekly Tip: Lower Your Risk for Cervical Cancer
Cervical cancer is cancer that starts in the cervix, which is the lower, narrow end of a woman’s uterus (womb). Cervical cancer is preventable. When cervical cancer is found early, it is highly treatable and associated with long survival and good quality of life.
- If you smoke, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW to help you quit.
- Put on a condom before sex to help prevent some sexually transmitted diseases.
- Make an appointment to get a Pap test and ask your doctor or nurse about the HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine.
All Five Minutes or Less for Health Weekly Tips
- Make Health Your Resolution
- Take Folic Acid
- Lower Your Risk for Cervical Cancer
- Learn the Signs and Symptoms of a Heart Attack
- Wear Red for Heart Health
- 5 Tools for Pregnant Women, New Moms, and Women Who Are Considering Pregnancy
- Be a Healthy Valentine
- Prevent Infections During Pregnancy
- Wear a Helmet
- Limit Alcohol and Prevent Prescription Drug Overdose
- Watch for Milestones
- Prevent STDs
- Garden Safely
- Page last reviewed: December 30, 2014
- Page last updated: December 30, 2014
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