Six Facts About Cervical Cancer That You Should Know

When it comes to cervical cancer, do you know what’s true and what’s false? Take this quiz from the American Cancer Society® to find out!

January 01, 2019 | HF Healthy Living Team

This post is provided by the American Cancer Society® (www.cancer.org).

Don’t be fooled by rumors and misinformation about cervical cancer. Get the facts. Test your knowledge of six common beliefs about cervical cancer.

The human papilloma virus (HPV) causes cervical cancer.
Correct! Oh no! That’s incorrect!
Cervical cancer can often be prevented.
Correct! Oh no! That’s incorrect!
Women need to get a Pap test every year to check for cervical cancer.
Correct! Oh no! That’s incorrect!
HPV infection can be treated to help prevent cervical cancer.
Correct! Oh no! That’s incorrect!
Cervical cancer usually doesn’t cause symptoms right away.
Correct! Oh no! That’s incorrect!
Women who’ve had any type of hysterectomy cannot get cervical cancer and don’t need to be tested for it.
Correct! Oh no! That’s incorrect!

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Text material in this post is used with permission of the American Cancer Society® and is a shortened version of an article published on www.cancer.org. To view the full, original article go here.

Get the facts on Pap tests here, and test your knowledge about HPV with this quiz!

 

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Sources
“Take the Quiz: Cervical Cancer,” American Cancer Society®. Accessed December 6, 2016.
http://www.cancer.org/healthy/toolsandcalculators/quizzes/cervical-cancer-quiz/index

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