Cervical cancer, when detected early is nearly 100% curable. All women are encouraged to see their health care provider for regular pap tests.
Each day in the United States, 30 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer (about 11,000 women per year) and 11 women die from it.
Some risk factors include: HPV infection, smoking, weakened immune system and using birth control for a long period of time.
Early prevention, diagnosis, and treatment are contributed to regular Pap tests.
HPV Types 16 and 18 cause about 75% of cervical cancer cases in females.
Symptoms of cervical cancer usually do not appear until the cancer is more advanced.
When youíre facing something as serious as cancer, you want the best care available. And UHS is the regionís leading provider of oncology services, including diagnosis, surgical treatment, chemotherapy and radiation. We give patients and their families the confidence and hope they need to face the challenges of fighting cancer.
We are proud that our Cancer Program at UHS Wilson Medical
Center received the accreditation with commendation from the
Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. The
award is given only to facilities that voluntarily commit to
providing the highest quality of cancer care. It confirms that
our patients have access to comprehensive care, state-of-the-art
technology and a multispecialty team to coordinate the best