(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.
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.