Cervical cancer prevention begins with education, HPV awareness and access to women’s wellness resources that can help you be proactive about your health. Swipe or scroll below to see the many different organizations from around the world and the valuable resources they offer.
There is a wealth of information about HPV, the importance of cervical cancer screening, treatment and prevention, signs and symptoms of disease, or support for patients who have been diagnosed, or women looking for low or no-cost access to care. HPV affects both men and women and anyone with a cervix should ask their healthcare provider what is recommended for them. Please also note that medical guidelines may vary country to country, and not all testing or recommended care is available in all areas. To learn more about HPV and men, please visit this Fact Sheet from the CDC, or to learn more about other hpv-related cancers, please visit https://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancer-causes/infectious-agents/hpv/hpv-and-cancer-info.html. A woman’s likelihood of getting HPV at some point in her life is 75% - 90%1 and 85% of new HPV detections occur during periods of monogamy or abstinence and were strongly related to total lifetime sexual activity.2 No woman with a positive test result should ever feel ashamed or alone!
Life can be complicated. Women's wellness exams don't have to be. Make the most of your next well woman exam by downloading our take-home guide on cervical cancer, your screening test options, and how to understand your screening test results. Share this guide with your friends and family so they also have the knowledge they need to be proactive about their cervical health.
No woman, whether it’s because of a positive HPV test result or a cervical cancer diagnosis, should feel alone – because she’s not! A woman has a 75% - 90% estimated likelihood of having an HPV infection detected at some point in her life, even while in a monogamous relationship or abstinent.1 Even women who’ve had the vaccine need to be screened for high-risk HPV. Swipe or scroll below for HPV and cervical cancer support groups, from those that help women on their cervical cancer journeys to organizations whose missions are to spread the truth about HPV, cervical cancer and the importance of screening and prevention programs around the world.
We encourage everyone to take the opportunity to spread the word about HPV and how to prevent cervical cancer from developing. Learn more about how screening can identify women at risk for disease, and share this knowledge with your friends, family and loved ones. We’ve made HPV education materials that are fun and easy to understand – so start with the quiz, take the 30-day challenge (especially for Cervical Health Awareness Month) then download a handy guide that can help you make the most of your next well woman exam!
You don't have to be a survivor of cervical cancer to become a champion in the fight against this preventable disease. Simply raising the topic of HPV, or cervical screening, or the importance of wellness exams are good first steps that anyone can take.
If you aren't sure where to start, these personal stories of women choosing to become advocates for prevention highlight areas where more education and awareness can help.