Reduce Your Chances
Of Getting Cervical Cancer
- Practice safer sex.
- Get regular doc-checs.
- Use condoms: Although you’re not completely “covered” against Human papillomavirus (HPV), when used correctly condoms can lower your HPV infection rate by about 70%, as well as protect against HIV and some other STDs.
- Don’t smoke. Smoking tobacco and exposure to secondhand smoke increase the risk of cervical cancer.
HPV infection is extremely common, but only a very small number of women infected with HPV will develop cervical cancer. In most women, the body clears the virus on its own. Getting tested is the only way to know for sure.