Cervical cancer, when detected early, is curable. Screening for cervical cancer include having a Pap smear done every three (3) years and/or an HPV test every five (5) years. Screening should start at 30 years of age, but may begin earlier especially for high risk individuals.
Treatment for cervical cancer depends on several factors, such as how advanced the cancer is, other health problems the patient has, and their preferences. Surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, or a combination of the three may be used. What’s most important is to have it treated as early as possible.