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Gynecologic Awareness Month - Are you in the know?

In 2008, 11,070 U.S. women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer, and 3,870 women will die from this disease, according to the American Cancer Society. Yet, cervical cancer is 100 percent preventable. We know it is caused by persistent infection with high-risk types of the human papillomavirus (HPV), a common virus.

Women aged 65 and older comprise 20 percent of all new cervical cancer cases and are 35 percent more likely to die of the disease versus younger women.

What every woman should know:

Do you know the facts about cervical cancer and HPV? Download the fact sheet.

Find out what older women should know about cervical cancer prevention and testing for cervical cancer and HPV.

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