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Understanding Cervical Cancer Screening

Patients who are well-informed about tests and procedures –including why they’re having them in the first place- are empowered health care consumers. Understanding Cervical Cancer Screening is designed to take the mystery out of the process so you will feel confident to speak-up, ask questions of your health care team, and become an advocate for your own health and well-being.

This activity has two tracks: one to cover the basics of cervical cancer screening and another for those with screening test results that require follow-up (like an abnormal Pap test).  In just a few minutes you’ll learn about topics including:

•  Pap and HPV tests

•  How often should I be checked?

•  What’s next if my screening test is abnormal?

•  What’s a cervix? (with options to view images)

•  The connection between cervical health and the human papillomavirus (HPV)

• And much more

Each page includes narration with clear explanations of the information covered. Click the banner below to get started. After all, it’s YOUR health!

The development of this patient education tool was funded through a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute(PCORI®) Award.

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