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January is Cervical Health Awareness Month

 

Learn more about ways to prevent HPV
and cervical cancer.

First, what is HPV?

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection. Often times it can be transmitted without any outward signs or symptoms. It is the cause of most cases of cervical cancer.
 

Next, what is cervical cancer?

Cervical cancer is a disease caused by abnormal cells on the cervix. Early detection and prevention are key in reducing your risk for HPV and cervical cancer.

Learn more at American Indian Cancer Foundation!

Recommendations for regular testing for women

  • Ages 21-65  Pap test alone every 3 years
  • Ages 30-65 Pap test alone every 3 years OR Pap test with HPV test every 5 years
  • Ages 65+: Talk to your health care provider
Denver Indian Health and Family Services is a Cancer Prevention and Early Detection - Women's Wellness Connection program site; a program for under and uninsured women to obtain routine cervical and breast screenings.

Call 303-953-6600 to schedule your next women wellness exam!
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