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REGULAR SCREENING MAY

DETECT CANCER EARLY

In 2021, more than 1.9 million Americans were expected to be diagnosed
with cancer – and early detection remains our best bet for treatment.5

CERVICAL CANCER

In the past, cervical cancer was one of the most common causes of cancer death for American women, but increased use of the regular screening tests has significantly improved survival rates.8 The goal of cervical cancer screening is to find pre-cancer or cancer early when it is more treatable and curable.5 Regular screening can help prevent cervical cancers and save lives.5

~99%

Almost all cervical cancer cases are linked to infection with high-risk human papillomaviruses (HPV).5,9

92%

When diagnosed at the local stage, the 5-year survival rate is 92%.5

GROUP

AVAILABLE TESTS

FREQUENCY

25 – 65

People with
a cervix

Primary HPV test

5

Every five years

25 – 65

People with
a cervix

IF PRIMARY HPV TEST UNAVAILABLE

HPV test + Pap test

 

OR

5

Every five years

 

Pap test

3

Every three years


The most important thing to remember is to get screened, no matter which test you get.9

– American Cancer Society


Cervical cancer screening

Not everyone with HPV will get cervical cancer but most cases are caused by HPV.5

The tests for cervical cancer screening are the HPV test and Pap test.5,8

The Primary HPV test is an HPV test that is done by itself for screening. The US Food and Drug Administration has approved certain tests to be primary HPV tests.10

The HPV test looks for infection by high-risk types of HPV that are more likely to cause precancers and cancers of the cervix.10

The Pap test looks at the cells taken from the cervix to find changes that might be cancer or pre-cancer.5

People at average risk ages 65+ should stop testing if tests for the past 10 years were normal.

People who got the HPV vaccine should follow the same screening plan.9


The most important thing to remember is to get screened, no matter which test you get.9

– American Cancer Society




Cancer screening tests for patients

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Cancer screening tests for patients

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