Cervical Health Awareness Month 2022 is January in the United States and Cervical Cancer Prevention Week is 17-23 January 2022 in the United Kingdom.
What is the United States cervical health awareness month?
Cervical Cancer Prevention Week
What is the United Kingdom cervical cancer prevention week?
220,000 women and people with a cervix every year are told they have cervical cell changes after their screening, and many more given a HPV diagnosis. This can mean more tests and treatments, and for some it can be incredibly hard time. We want everyone to have the information and support they need”.
Is there an association between menopause and cervical cancer?
“Cervical cancer is most frequently diagnosed in women between the ages of 35 and 44 with the average age at diagnosis being 50. It rarely develops in women younger than 20. Many older women do not realize that the risk of developing cervical cancer is still present as they age. More than 20% of cases of cervical cancer are found in women over 65. However, these cancers rarely occur in women who have been getting regular tests to screen for cervical cancer before they were 65”.
If I’ve had a hysterectomy do I still need to have pap tests??
In Hysterectomy: I’ve Had A Hysterectomy. Do I Still Need To Have Pap Tests? the Office on Women’s Health, United States Department of Health and Human Services, Womenshealth.gov explain:
- Did not have your cervix removed
- Had a hysterectomy because of cancer or precancer
Ask your doctor what is best for you and how often you should have Pap tests”.
Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines
Can different Countries have different cervical cancer screening guidelines?
Yes, different Countries can have different cervical cancer screening guidelines.
Could cervical cancer screening guidelines have been recently updated in some Countries?
Yes, cervical cancer screening guidelines could have been recently 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 2022 to-do list.
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