January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

“Cervical cancer starts in the cells lining the cervix, the lower part of the uterus.” – American Cancer Society

“Various strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted infection, play a role in causing most cervical cancer. When exposed to HPV, the body’s immune system typically prevents the virus from doing harm. In a small percentage of people, however, the virus survives for years, contributing to the process that causes some cervical cells to become cancer cells.” – Mayo Clinic

American Cancer Society
American Cancer Society (Spanish)
Take the Quiz (American Cancer Society)
Cervical Cancer Survivor Stories of Hope (American Cancer Society)
Recommendations for Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine Use (American Cancer Society)
“Cervical Cancer Causes and Symptoms” (Mayo Clinic)
HPV Vaccine: Who Needs It, How It Works (Mayo Clinic)
Diagnosis & Treatment (Mayo Clinic)
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) (Spanish)
Cervical Cancer: What Should I Know About Screening? (CDC)
Are you eligible for free or low-cost screenings? (CDC)
Lowering Your Risk for Cervical Cancer (CDC)
John Hopkins Medicine
World Health Organization (WHO)
WHO International Agency for Research on Cancer Q&A
American Association for Cancer Research
Medline Plus
Planned Parenthood
National Cervical Cancer Coalition Links (NCCC)
Screening: PAP and HPV Tests (NCCC)
Stages of Cervical Cancer (NCCC)
National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
CWNY’s Podcast Interview with Dr. Rochelle Joly, M.D. on Cervical Cancer Screening and Prevention

Updated: January 1, 2022