Can Cervical Cancer Be Prevented? Yes. Here’s How.

One question I hear a lot from my patients is, “Is there something I can do to keep from getting cervical cancer?” My answer is simple: Yes. There are two ways to stop cervical cancer from developing—the first is to find and treat pre-cancers before they become actual cancers, and the second is to prevent pre-cancers altogether. How do you do this? The best way is to have regular screening tests starting at age 21.

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