Thursday, 27 June 2019
More than 4,000 women will die from cervical cancer in 2019, reports the American Cancer Society.However, half of new cervical cancer cases occur in women who have never or rarely been tested.
“Approximately 1 in 5 women are not getting regularly screened for cervical cancer,” Dr. Jessica Shepherd, OB/GYN and gynecologic surgeon at Baylor University Medical Center, told Healthline. “Making sure you’re getting regular testing is one of the best ways to protect your health. Cervical cancer is not only treatable, it’s preventable.”Even if you feel healthy and have no family history of cancer, Shepherd says you can still be at risk.