What is Cervical Cancer?
Ruth Stephenson, DO, FACOG, Gynecologic Oncologist at Rutgers Cancer Institute, discusses the causes and treatment of cervical cancer for Cervical Cancer Awareness Month in January.
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By quitting smoking, vaccinating against HPV, undergoing regular Pap smears, and protecting yourself against sexually-transmitted diseases, you can help reduce your risk to developing cervical cancer. Read more
No woman should die from cervical cancer. Indeed, cervical cancer is the deadliest, yet most preventable gynecologic malignancy. According to the American Cancer Society, there are 13,000 new cases of invasive cervical cancer leading to 4,100 cancer-related deaths each year in the United States. Read more
All women should know warning signs of cervical cancer, which include abnormal vaginal bleeding or spotting; discharge or bleeding after intercourse; and pelvic or back pain. In addition to seeking care for any of these symptoms, women should maintain routine and appropriate screening with her physician. Cervical cancer, when caught early, can be treated and cured. Read more