Cancer that starts in the cervix and is primarily caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). Cervical cancer symptoms can include painful sex, vaginal bleeding and discharge. Pap smears can detect precancerous changes. Early detection of precancerous cells makes the possibility of cervical cancer rare. So make sure you get tested regularly. For Pap tests in Youngstown, OH, book an appointment with Dr. Hill.
In addition, cervical cancer can be prevented with a vaccine to prevent human papillomavirus (HPV). The CDC recommends preteen boys and girls get the vaccine around 11-12 years of age. Young women can get the HPV vaccine through the age 26, and young men can get vaccinated through age 21. In some cases, the vaccine is recommended for men through age 26. Visit the CDC website for more details.