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Cervical Cancer: What Every Woman Should Know

Need-to-Know Facts About Cervical Cancer

Need-to-Know Facts About Cervical Cancer

It’s the third most common cancer among women worldwide. In 2012, 4,000 women died from the disease — and 12,000 women were newly diagnosed. Often, it doesn’t show symptoms — meaning it can progress unchecked until it’s too late.

Cervical cancer can be devastating. But by raising your awareness, and taking the proper preventative measures, you can protect yourself from the disease. Read on to learn more about cervical cancer — including how to lower your risk. 

By Jenilee Matz, MPH. Published January 29, 2013. Jenilee is a medical writer, health educator, and triathlete based in Charlotte, NC.