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At one time, cervical cancer was one of the most common causes of cancer death for women in the U.S. In 2023, the American Cancer Society predicts that nearly 14,000 women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer, and over 4,000 will die from the cancer. January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, and that comes with […]
In 2019, the American Cancer Society estimates that doctors will diagnose over 13,000 cases of invasive cervical cancer. The majority of cervical cancer cases are caused by a sexually transmitted virus called human papillomavirus (HPV), but other factors increase the risk of cervical cancer including HIV, history of smoking, chlamydia, being overweight, long-term use of […]