What is HPV?
Most cervical cancers are caused by a virus called HPV. HPV stands for human papillomavirus. HPV is a group of viruses that spread through sexual contact. HPV can cause changes in the cervix that may become cancer. Testing for cervical cancer can find these changes early and prevent them from becoming cancer.
What is an HPV Test?
An HPV test looks for the types of HPV most likely to cause cervical cancer. The HPV test is similar to a Pap test and can be done at the same time.
How can I protect my daughter from cervical cancer?
Make sure your daughter gets the HPV vaccine between 11-12 years of age. The HPV vaccine is safe and helps prevent HPV infections that can cause cervical cancer. Do what you can now to protect your daughter’s future.
Call your doctor to find out how you can schedule your Pap appointment today. No referral is needed for a Pap. Your loved ones will thank you for taking care of your health.