CervingConfidence encourages “Black women to commit to their well-woman exams as a part of self-care and protect themselves against cervical cancer”, a commitment any of us with a cervix can also make.

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What is the CervingConfidence initiative?

The (United States) Black Women’s Health Imperative explain:

“The Black Women’s Health Imperative and Project Health Equality is excited to team up with Ciara to encourage Black women to commit to their well-woman exams as a part of self-care and protect themselves against cervical cancer”.

CervingConfidence Meaning

What does CervingConfidence mean?

The (United States) CervingConfidence explain:

“Cerving” confidence means prioritizing self-care and encouraging other Black women to do the same!

Routine well woman exams are a must if you want to protect your cervical health. Did you know that Black women are

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compared to white women? But the good news is that cervical cancer is preventable.

Let’s cerv looks and cerv confidence. And also cerv as our sisters’ keeper!”

CervingConfidence: Let’s Uncover the Truth

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Is there an association between women of color and cervical cancer?

CervingConfidence note:

Let’s dissect what’s real and what’s faux.

Women of color are diagnosed at a later stage and therefore have a higher mortality rate. When detected early, cervical cancer and pre-cancer are highly treatable. In fact, up to 93% of cervical cancers are preventable. Yet despite the clear merit of consistent and thorough screening, nearly 20% of women aged 21-65 in the US in 2018 reported they were not up-to-date with cervical cancer screening – that’s 16 million women not following up on their gynecologic health as recommended”.

Cervical Cancer Screening Tests

What does the American Cancer Society note about cervical cancer screening tests?

In Cervical Cancer: Detection, Diagnosis, and Staging – Screening Tests for Cervical Cancer the American Cancer Society note:

“The best way to find cervical cancer early is to have regular screening tests. The tests for cervical cancer screening are the HPV test and the Pap test. These tests can be done alone or at the same time (called a co-test). Regular screening has been shown to prevent cervical cancers and save lives. The most important thing to remember is to get screened regularly, no matter which test you get”.

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Last Updated: 26 June 2021 – Last Revised: 24 June 2021
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