What can I do to reduce my risk of cervical cancer?

Doctor's Advice / Sanitas Medical Centers
Date: May 8, 2019
  • See your doctor regularly for a Pap and/or HPV test.

  • Follow up with your doctor if your cervical cancer screening test results are not normal.

  • Get the HPV vaccine. It protects against the types of HPV that most often cause cervical, vagina, and vulvar cancers. Protection against HPV infection lasts for 6 to 8 years. Vaccination is available for girls and women ages 9 to 26.

  • Changing lifestyle or eating habits.

  • Don’t smoke. 

  • Practice safe sex. Using a condom, having fewer sexual partners and delaying intercourse may reduce your risk.