What is the importance of patient education for cervical cancer?

Updated: Feb 12, 2019
  • Author: Cecelia H Boardman, MD; Chief Editor: Warner K Huh, MD  more...
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Cervical cancer is overrepresented among underserved and minority groups in the United States. It is imperative to increase awareness about the benefit of Pap test screening for preventing cervical cancer among women in these groups. Education about the benefit of HPV vaccination is also important but must be accompanied by the information that vaccination does not substitute for regular screening.


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