FREDERICK, Md. —
Cervical cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths among women worldwide, yet it is almost always preventable with the Pap test.
Women should start getting regular Pap tests at age 21. It is important for you to continue getting a Pap test regularly.
Also, the HPV vaccine helps to prevent the HPV infection that leads to cervical cancer. The HPV vaccine is approved for use for females 9 to 26 years of age.
For more information about cervical cancer, call the Frederick County Health Department at 301-600-3362.