Healthy Tip Tuesday – Lower your risk for cervical cancer

(2 Minute Read) – Dennison, Ohio – An estimated 13,170 women were diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2019.

In this week’s Healthy Tip Tuesday, Trinity Hospital Twin City is bringing Newsymom readers a few quick tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to lower your risk of getting cervical cancer.

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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.

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