cervical cancer

While many factors that determine your likelihood of developing cancer, like age, cannot be controlled, you can help prevent cancer by learning your family’s medical history and living a healthy lifestyle. (Photo: Penn State)

Family Ties

Reduce the Likelihood of Developing Cancer There are many factors that determine your likelihood of developing cancer, including age, genetic predisposition and lifestyle. Some factors, like age, cannot be controlled, so experts recommend learning as much as possible about your
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Annual well-woman visits are important to prevent health problems. (Photo: Angelo State University)

A Healthy You

Well-Woman Visits Important in Prevention Women everywhere can rejoice about guidelines that came out last year recommending Pap smears be done only every three or five years instead of annually for those with normal screening results. Of course, that doesn’t mean you should
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Prevention

The Basics About HPV and Vaccinations The Human Papilloma Virus, or HPV, is the most common sexually transmitted disease today. HPV is the primary cause of cervical cancer, but also can cause other types of cancer in women and men. The virus can affect the genitals, mouth and
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