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.

Read more on cervical cancer.