Cervical cancer was once one of the most common causes of cancer death among women in the United States, but today many cases of cervical cancer are prevented through widespread use of the Pap test.

Two vaccines are also available to prevent infection by some strains of human papillomavirus (HPV), a major cause of cervical cancer. The vaccines are approved for females (and males) ages 9 to 26.

Cervical cancer tends to develop in midlife; most women are diagnosed with cervical cancer before the age of 50; about 20 percent are older than 65 (American Cancer Society, 2010 statistic). Early cervical cancer and precancerous conditions of the cervix have no symptoms. This assessment will help you determine your relative risk for cervical cancer. This assessment is valid for women between the ages of 21 and 69 who have had sexual intercourse at least once and who have not had a hysterectomy with removal of the cervix.

How old were you when you first had sexual intercourse?
Have you had sexual intercourse with more than one partner?
When was your last Pap test?
Do you have a family history (mother or sisters) of cervical cancer or cervical dysplasia?
Please check the box if you ever been diagnosed with:
Do you smoke?
Do you eat two or more cups of fruits and vegetables on most days?
Medical Reviewer: [Dezube, Bruce MD, Pierce-Smith, Daphne RN, MSN, CCRC, FNP, Stump-Sutliff, Kim RN, MSN, AOCNS]

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