Cervical Health Awareness Month
Cervical cancer was once one of the most common causes of cancer death for American women. But over the last 30 years, the cervical cancer death rate has gone down by more than 50%. The main reason for this change was the increased use of screening tests. Screening can find changes in the cervix before cancer develops. It can also find cervical cancer early − in its most curable stage. Another way to prevent cervical cancer is to get vaccinated against human papilloma virus (HPV), which causes most cases of cervical cancer.
The American Cancer Society is actively fighting cervical cancer on many fronts. We are helping people get tested for cervical cancer, helping them understand their diagnosis, and helping them get the treatments they need. The American Cancer Society also funds new research to help prevent, find, and treat cervical cancer. Check out the links below to learn more about these activities.
Cervical Cancer Information for Patients and Families
Whether you’re looking for ways to prevent cervical cancer or facing a diagnosis, the American Cancer Society has comprehensive information that can help you understand your options.
Programs and Services for Women With Cervical Cancer
Several American Cancer Society programs and services are available to women with cervical cancer. In addition, the Society provides referrals to other national and local resources through our National Cancer Information Center at 1-800-227-2345.