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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 91% 70% What is HPV? No Woman Should Ever Die of Cervical Cancer HPV is the maincause of cervical cancer. What is HPV? Get Vaccinated Today! Girls (ages 13-26) and boys (ages 13-21) should get the HPV vaccinebefore they begin sexual activity andare exposed to HPV. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is acommon virus that is spread through skin-to-skin contact in the genital area. Some types of HPV are linked to cervical and other typesof cancer. The HPV vaccine targets HPV types that most commonly cause cervical cancer. Screening Recommendations Please turn over to read a story from a cervical cancer survivor. Women between ages 30 and 65 shouldhave both a Pap test and an HPV test every 5 years or a Pap test every 3 years. Women over the age of 65 should asktheir doctor if they need to continue screening. Women between ages 21 and 29 shouldhave a Pap test every 3 years. Did You Know? Pap tests can find abnormal cells so they can be treated before they turn into cancer. Girls and boys should get the HPVvaccination when they are ages 11 and 12. The Best Chance Network program provides free cervical cancer screening for women ages40-64 who are uninsured and meet income requirements. For more information, contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345. 91% of African-American women in South Carolina have had Pap tests in the past 3 years. 70% of White women in South Carolina have had Pap tests the past 3 years. 93% of cervical cancers could be prevented by screening and HPV vaccination. Cervical cancer is a disease in which thecells of the cervix become abnormal and start to grow uncontrollably. What is Cervical Cancer? Talk to your doctor or call the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC)at 1-800-277-4687 to find outhow and where to access HPVvaccines. WE CAN DO EVEN BETTER
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