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.

Cervical Health Awareness MonthNational Cervical Cancer Coalition

What is the United States cervical health awareness month?

In Cervical Health Awareness Month the (United States) National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC) elaborate on:

“The United States Congress designated January as Cervical Health Awareness Month. More than 14,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer each year, but the disease is preventable with vaccination and appropriate screening”.

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

What is the United Kingdom cervical cancer prevention week?

In Cervical Cancer Prevention Week the Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust elaborate on:

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

“One in four women and people with a cervix don’t attend cervical screening and we want to change that. However cervical cancer prevention doesn’t stop at screening.

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”.

Menopause

Is there an association between menopause and cervical cancer?

In Cervical Cancer: About Cervical Cancer – Key Statistics for Cervical Cancer the American Cancer Society note:

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“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”.

Hysterectomy

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:

“Maybe. You will still need regular Pap tests (or Pap smear) to screen for cervical cancer if you:

  • 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.

Cervical Health Awareness Month 2022

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Last Updated: 28 January 2022 – Last Revised: 09 December 2021