Thursday, October 1, 2015

Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer, according to the World Health Organisation, is one of the world’s deadliest but most easily preventable forms of cancer for women.

Here are some tips to reduce your risk of developing cervical cancer:
  • Have a pap smear at least once a year and more often if you are sexually active.
  • Don’t smoke.
  • Limit your sexual activity to monogamous relationships.
  • Contact your gynecologist if you have pain during intercourse or bleeding or spotting between periods. 

Used with permission from A Year of Health Hints by Don R Powell, PHD and the American Institute for Preventive Medicine, copyright 2010.