Cervical Health Awareness Month 2021 is January in the United States and Cervical Cancer Prevention Week is 18 – 24 January 2021 in the United Kingdom.

Cervical Health Awareness MonthNational Cervical Cancer Coalition

What is cervical health awareness month about?

In Cervical Cancer Screening: Pap and HPV Tests [+ Video] the (United States) National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC) elaborate on:

“Each year, more than 13,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in the United States. Yet cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers today. In most cases cervical cancer can be prevented through early detection and treatment of abnormal cell changes that occur in the cervix years before cervical cancer develops”.

Postmenopause

Postmenopause, do women need cervical screening?

Just because we have been through menopause, does not mean we can stop regular cervical screening. In Cervical Cancer Overview: What Is Cervical Cancer? the NCCC explain:

Cervical Health Awareness Month 2021

“Cervical cancer tends to occur during midlife. It is most frequently diagnosed in women between the ages of 35 and 44. It rarely affects women under age 20, and more than 15 percent of diagnoses are made in women older than 65. But in women over 65, cancer typical occurs in women who were not receiving regular screening”.

Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines

Can different Countries have different cervical cancer screening guidelines?

Yes, different Countries can have different cervical cancer screening guidelines.

Have cervical cancer screening guidelines been updated in some Countries?

Yes, cervical cancer screening guidelines have been updated in some Countries, so it may be in your best interest to choose to check what’s what for you.

Cervical Screening Appointment Month

Make January your “Cervical Screening Appointment Month”.

Book your cervical screening appointment now, so can tick this off your 2021 to-do list. Cervical Health Awareness Month 2021

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Last Updated: 09 December 2021 – Last Revised: 08 December 2020