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Cervical Cancer Risk Assessment

Cervical cancer was once one of the most common causes of cancer death among women in the U.S. It still is worldwide. But in the U.S., many cervical cancer deaths are prevented through widespread use of the Pap test.

Vaccines are also available to prevent infection by certain strains of human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV causes nearly all cervical cancers. It's linked to many other cancers, too. Testing for high-risk types of HPV (the types linked to cervical cancer) is a key part of cervical cancer screening.

According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), cervical cancer tends to develop in midlife. Most women are diagnosed with cervical cancer before the age of 50. About 1 in 5 are older than 65. Early cervical cancer and precancer changes of the cervix seldom cause symptoms. This tool will help you find out your relative risk for cervical cancer. This tool 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 that included removing the cervix.

17 or younger 18 or older
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Within the last 3 years More than 5 years ago I've never had a Pap or HPV test
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Genital warts (also called condyloma acuminata, caused by certain strains of HPV, or human papillomavirus) AIDS or HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) Chlamydia None of the above
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Online Medical Reviewer: Goodman, Howard, MD
Online Medical Reviewer: Gotwals, Jessica, BSN, MPH
Date Last Reviewed: 3/1/2023
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