Real Fam, cervical cancer is not only treatable but also preventable through proper screening!
“The Real” is teaming up with Hologic to spread the word about the importance of getting a Pap test (ages 21-29) or Pap+HPV together (ages 30+).
Did you know that prior to the introduction of the Pap test, cervical cancer was the number one cancer killer of women in the U.S.? While the Pap test was credited with significantly decreasing the cervical cancer death rate, cervical cancer incidence is no longer decreasing.
Additionally, long-standing inequities have contributed to troubling disparities when it comes to cervical cancer. Black women are twice as likely to die from cervical cancer as white women, and Hispanic women are 30% more likely to die from cervical cancer than white women.
Regular screening with Pap+HPV together provides the best protection for women against cervical cancer and identifies 95 percent of cervical cancer cases!
For more information, visit hologic.com/WellWoman.