January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

Updated: May 1, 2023

“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 Cervical Cancer Quiz
Cervical Cancer Survivor Stories of Hope
Recommendations for Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine Use

Mayo Clinic
“Cervical Cancer Causes and Symptoms”
HPV Vaccine: Who Needs It, How It Works
Diagnosis & Treatment

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) (Spanish)
Cervical Cancer: What Should I Know About Screening?
Are you eligible for free or low-cost screenings?
Lowering Your Risk for Cervical Cancer

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
Stages of Cervical Cancer
National Foundation for Infectious Diseases

New York State Department of Health
New York State Department of Health Cancer Community Programs List
Get the Facts about Cervical Cancer PDF English, Spanish, Haitian Creole, Bengali, Korean, Russian, & Chinese
Frequently Asked Questions About Cervical Cancer
New York State Cancer Services Program
NYS & National Cervical Cancer Resources

Cervical Cancer – NYC Health 
Cervical Cancer – Diagnosis & Treatment – Mount Sinai NYC

Cervical Cancer, Information, Resources
Cervical Cancer Support Groups

Cervical Cancer Support – Cervivor

Minimally Invasive Cervical Cancer Treatment – New York-Presbyterian Queens
Cervical Cancer Treatment – Columbia University Irving Cancer Center NYC
Cervical Cancer Care – Weill Cornell Medicine NYC
Global Cervical Programs – Cure Cervical Cancer
National Comprehensive Cancer Network 
Cancer Care Services – Suffolk County, NY – Peconic Bay Medical Center, Northwell Health
Cancer Screening – Onondaga County Health Department
Gynecologic Cancer Support  – Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester
Cervical Cancer Screening in Central NY – Bassett Healthcare Network
CWNY’s Podcast Interview with Dr. Rochelle Joly, M.D. on Cervical Cancer Screening and Prevention – Center for the Women of New York (CWNY)
CWNY’s list of Cancer Support Groups – Center for the Women of New York (CWNY)
CWNY’s list of resources on Supporting Loved Ones with Cancer – Center for the Women of New York (CWNY)