Do you know the symptoms of cervical cancer? Often, there aren’t any.
Women with cervical cancer in its early stages may have no symptoms. That’s why regular screening is so important. Screening offers the best chance to find cancer early when treatment can be most successful. Screening may even prevent cervical cancer by finding abnormal cells before they become cancerous.
The Pap test looks for cell changes on the cervix that might become cervical cancer.
The HPV test looks for the virus (human papillomavirus) that can cause these cell changes.
Talk to your doctor about your risk for cervical cancer and if you should be screened. If you don’t have a doctor, call (805) 270-2513 or visit dignityhealth.org/ourdoctors and we’ll help you find one.
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