While many people have delayed their health screenings due to the pandemic, doctors and other healthcare providers are urging everyone to prioritize and schedule their routine medical exams, including cervical cancer screenings for women.
The Pap test has been the most successful cervical cancer screening tool in history and has helped save millions of women’s lives, but the rate of cervical cancer is beginning to increase across the country. Combined with the crippling pandemic, it’s now more important than ever to schedule a well-woman exam.
Cervical cancer is preventable and treatable, and early detection is key. Women should get screened starting at age 21, and those 30 and over should ask for co-testing, which includes a pap and HPV testing.
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