Get Thee To The Gyno
Do you know what the symptoms are for cervical cancer?
If you answered, none, you are correct. Too often cervical cancer has no symptoms.
So if you’re a sexually active woman, don't take chances with cervical cancer, or with other sexually transmitted diseases, like chlamydia. These can be diagnosed with simple tests performed by your doctor or gynecologist.
Cervical cancer and its precursor, human papillomavirus (HPV), can be detected through regular Pap tests and pelvic exams. And when HPV is cured early, cervical cancer can be prevented.
Chlamydia—one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases, which can cause infertility if it’s not treated—can be diagnosed during the same exams. The doctor takes a small sample from the cervix or it can be diagnosed through a urine test.
Both cervical cancer and chlamydia can exist without any symptoms, so be sure to ask your doctor if you should be tested and how often.
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