Cervical Cancer

More than 12,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with cervical cancer each year, and more than 4,000 of women will die. Cervical cancer is the second most common type of cancer for women worldwide, but because it develops over time, it is also one of the most preventable types of cancer.

The videos on the cervical cancer channel include stories from cervical cancer providers, the benefits of yoga for cancer patients and survivors, and the basics of cervical cancer prevention.

Going Further

FAQs: Learn the basics about cervical cancer, including what causes cervical cancer, how it is diagnosed, and how it can be prevented.

What women need to know: In most cases cervical cancer can be prevented through early detection and treatment of abnormal cell changes that occur in the cervix years before cervical cancer develops. Learn more about important screening for women, including Pap tests and HPV testing for women 30 and older.

National Cervical Cancer Coalition: The National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC) is a program of ASHA dedicated to serving women with, or at risk for, cervical cancer and HPV disease. NCCC has thousands of members around the world, and several local chapters across the U.S. NCCC services include: NCCC grassroot chapters across the U.S. whose mission is to educate their community about HPV and cervical health issues; a phone/email pal program for those needing to speak with someone who has shared the same experiences; and free materials that educate about HPV and cervical health, including cervical cancer.

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