January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, and is a great opportunity to share facts, risks and prevention tips for cervical cancer with patients.
A group of human papillomaviruses, or HPV, can cause healthy cells to develop into pre-cancerous cells which can then develop into full-blown cervical cancer. The American Cancer Society estimated that 12,900 new cases of invasive cervical cancer were diagnosed in 2015.
The fatality rate of cervical cancer has decreased by more than 50 percent over the last 20 years, according to ACS. This is largely due to the rise in the administration of Pap smears, which are …read more