Cervical Cancer Screening Month
By Capital Women's Care
January 04, 2013
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January is Cervical Health Awareness Month.   The incidence of cervical cancer in the United States has decreased by over 50% in the past 30 years.  This is largely due to widespread screening with the Pap Smear test, and more recently HPV (Human Papillomavirus) testing.   Most cases of cervical cancer in the U.S. occur in women who were either never screened, or possibly inadequately screened.  In recent months there have been major updates in the cervical cancer screening guidelines and techniques.  If you have not had a Pap Test in the past 1-3 years, you might be due for one.  If you are not sure if you need this test, we can help.  Our Physicians at Capital Women's Care are up to date on the latest cervical cancer screening guidelines and recommendations.  Call and make an appointment today to take advantage of this preventative health measure, and learn more about what we recommend for your specific screening needs.