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January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

According to the American Cancer Society, cervical cancer can often be found early, and sometimes even prevented, by having regular screening tests. If detected early, cervical cancer is one of the most successfully treatable cancers.

Dr. DelBello with patient

The most important risk factor for developing cervical cancer is infection by the human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV is classified into low and high risk types depending how strong their link to cancer is. HPV infection is common, but most people can clear the infection and never have a problem. 

Review your health history with your provider to determine your level of risk.

The gynecology and family medicine teams at Skagit Regional Health are leaders in diagnosing, managing and treating both routine and complex women’s health conditions. During a GYN visit, women can talk openly with the physician about a range of health care topics. Find a convenient location near you and schedule your appointment today.