Did you know?
- A pap smear is the best way to screen for early cervical cancer
- Cervical cancer is very curable if caught early
- There is a vaccine that can effectively prevent cervical cancer and is recommended for girls age 9-26
- Risk factors include cigarette smoking, early age of first intercourse, HPV infection (genital warts) and multiple sex partners
What you should look for
- Abnormal vaginal bleeding or discharge
- Low back pain
- Blood in your urine
- Pelvic pain
- Swelling in one leg
- Unexplained weight loss or gain
If any of these symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional.
For more information about the cervical cancer vaccine, call 1-800-CEDARS-1.
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