• Columbus, OH
  • 614.755.4200
  • CWC Beauty: 614.852.2940

How Well Do You Understand Cervical Cancer?

Cervical Cancer Columbus OH Although rates of cervical cancer have decreased thanks significantly to the use of Pap tests for women, the condition continues to affect almost 20,000 women each year. Invasive cervical cancer can spread to surrounding organs, such as your uterus, bones, lymph nodes, bladder, lungs, intestines, and liver. Cervical cancer can be prevented if the pre-cancerous state of the disease is found early via a Pap test and screening for human papillomavirus (HPV).

Risk Factors for Cervical Cancer

Here are some statistics about cervical cancer that help you understand your level of risk.

  • Most cervical cancer cases occur in women who are between 35 and 44 years old.
  • Although rare, cervical cancer can develop in women who are 20 years old or younger.
  • Hispanic women represent the highest occurrence of cervical cancer.
  • Alaskan Native and American Indian women experience the fewest cases of cervical cancer.
  • Women who are over 65 years old may still be at risk for cervical cancer.

Cervical Cancer Screenings

Public health recommendations have changed for Pap tests and HPV screenings. Women who are under 29 years old should have a Pap test every three years. For those who are between 30 and 65 years old, the test should be performed every five years and combined with an HPV screening. If you are 65 or older, your gynecologist will explain how often you need to be screened for early signs of cervical cancer.

The Truth About HPV

Cervical cancer is caused by HPV, and many myths exist about the virus. Anyone can contract HPV, regardless of sexual practices and the number of partners. Some people carry a dormant version of the virus that produces no symptoms, yet the virus can be passed on to sexual partners. Therefore, HPV screenings are essential to protect yourself from cervical cancer.

Learn More About Cervical Cancer Screenings. Contact Columbus Women’s Care.

To learn more about cervical cancer screenings or to schedule your Pap test, HPV screening, contact Columbus Women’s Care today. We also offer menopause treatment, contraception, and other gynecology services. We have locations in Columbus, Lewis Center and Canal Winchester, and you can contact us directly at (614) 755-4200.

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Office Hours

Monday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Thursday: 9:30am – 5:00pm
Friday: 8:30am – 2:00pm
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Holiday Hours For 2020

May 25th closed all day
July 3rd closed all day
Sept 7th closed all day
Nov 25th closed all day
Nov 26th closed all day
Nov 27th closed all day
Dec 23rd, 24th and 25th closed all day
Dec 31st closing at noon
Jan 1st closed all day

This message is for all of our patients, we hope all are staying safe, healthy, and following all the necessary guidelines presented by both the state and Federal Government. Due to recent reports concerning the Coronavirus, we are monitoring the CDC and Ohio Department of Health websites and taking necessary precautions. If you have a fever, cough or shortness of breath and have recently traveled to China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan, Italy, or Iran, or you have been exposed to someone potentially infected with the Coronavirus, please contact the Ohio Department of Health at 1-833-427-5634 instead of scheduling an appointment at our office if you are exhibiting signs and symptoms of an upper respiratory illness (cold or flu-like symptoms).

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