NEW YORK, Jan. 04, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Nearly 500,000 women worldwide will be diagnosed with cervical cancer this
January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month and Mount Sinai Health System experts are sharing tips on diagnosis, prevention, risk and treatment options.
Experts Available for Interview:
According to Dr. Blank, cervical cancer can be prevented. "Between the HPV vaccine and improved screening options which allow us to detect abnormalities before they turn into cancer, we have the tools to eradicate cervical cancer," Blank said. "It is crucially important that we use these tools properly."
Tests to Diagnose Cervical Cancer
HPV Prevention You can lower your risk of cervical cancer by lowering your risk of HPV infection by:
Other Risks of Cervical Cancer
Symptoms Cervical cancer may not cause signs and symptoms early on. Advanced cervical cancer, however, may cause symptoms such as:
*Patients are also available for interview
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