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PREVENTING HPV-ASSOCIATED CANCER

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Cervical cancer also can be prevented or found early through regular screening and follow-up treatment. Learn about cervical cancer screening test options.

-The Pap test (or Pap smear) looks for precancers (cell changes on the cervix that might become cervical cancer if they are not treated appropriately).
-The HPV test looks for the virus that can cause these cell changes.
-If your doctor finds any abnormal results from a cervical cancer screening test, make sure to follow up in case you need treatment or further tests.
-Currently, screening tests for other types of HPV-associated cancers are not recommended.

Content source: Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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