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 CancerNational Cervical Cancer Coalition

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”.

Postmenopause 65+

Postmenopause 65+, do women need cervical screening?

In Cervical Cancer Screening: Pap and HPV Tests? the NCCC explain for the United States:

“After age 65, women older than 65 who have had adequate prior screening and are not otherwise at high risk can stop screening”.

Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines

Different Countries can have different cervical cancer screening guidelines.

Also, in some Countries, cervical cancer screening guidelines have recently changed.

It may therefore be in your best interest to choose to check what your Country’s cervical cancer screening guidelines are.

Cervical Cancer Screening for You

It may also be in your best interest to choose to check what your personal screening requirements are with your cervical cancer screening provider.

Cervical Cancer Screening Appointment

Book an appointment now, for your Cervical Screening, Pap Test or Pap Smear so after your appointment, you can tick this off your 2021 to-do list. Cervical Health Awareness Month 2021

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Last Updated: 14 January 2021 – Last Revised: 08 December 2020
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