Cervical Cancer Testing Saves Lives

“GETTING TESTED SAVED MY LIFE”

“As a survivor of cervical cancer, I think it’s time we got something straight. It’s not just a treatable disease. It’s preventable.2* Through testing with Pap+HPV Together, doctors can identify signs of cervical cancer and treat them before they become a problem.3 It all starts with a simple, annual exam.

So what does this all mean? That 2 hours from now, we’ll lose another woman to a preventable disease.1,2  We can’t stand on the sidelines and let it happen anymore.

Together, we can reduce the number of women dying of cervical cancer. But to do that, we all need to commit to regular annual exams and testing with Pap+HPV Together. I’m in. Are you?”

Cervical Cancer Screening Reminder

STILL UNSURE ABOUT GETTING TESTED?

One women is diagnosed each hour with cervical cancer in the United States.

EVERY HOUR, 1 woman in the U.S. is diagnosed with cervical cancer.1

More than 1/2 of cervical cancer cases occur in women who have never or rarely been tested.

More than 1/2 OF NEW CERVICAL CANCER CASES occur in women who have never or rarely been tested.4

Cervical Cancer

ONE-THIRD OF U.S. WOMEN diagnosed with cervical cancer die.1

HPV is common

About 8 OUT OF 10 U.S. WOMEN will contract the virus that can cause cervical cancer.5


“If you know me, you know I play by the numbers. So here’s one STAT that says it all…”

95% detection with Pap+HPV Together

95% OF CERVICAL CANCERS ARE DETECTED BY TESTING WITH PAP+HPV TOGETHER.3

NO EXCUSES

Do it for yourself. Do it for your loved ones.
No matter who you do it for, get tested.

I know what it’s like to have a busy schedule. Work. Gym. Family. Repeat. But when so much cervical cancer occurs in women who aren’t tested regularly, no excuse is acceptable.4

Get tested for cervical cancer

NO EXCEPTIONS

Healthy and active or proud couch potato – we’re all at risk for cervical cancer.

Health and fitness are big priorities for me, so I was shocked when I was diagnosed. The truth is, cervical cancer can happen to any of us. The best way to prevent it? Regular testing.1

Cervical Cancer Screening

NO COST BARRIERS

Regardless of your financial circumstances, there is a way to get tested.

Great news: Cervical cancer testing is covered under the Affordable Care Act!6† Don’t have health insurance? You can still get tested – there are clinics across the United States that provide it at low or no cost.

Pap+HPV Together for women ages 30-65

WHY PAP+HPV TOGETHER?

The 2 tests work in tandem.

There’s something women need to talk about: HPV. The truth is, it’s a common infection – the majority of women have it at some point.Certain strains of HPV may actually cause cervical cancer.7 So why not test for that, too?

At its core, Pap+HPV Together is actually 2 tests in 1. It’s simple – your doctor takes a single sample, and both a Pap test and an HPV test are ordered. Together, they identify more cervical precancer and cancer than either could on its own.It takes 2 to tango.

Pap+HPV Together offers 95% detection.

95% OF CERVICAL CANCERS ARE DETECTED BY TESTING WITH PAP+HPV TOGETHER.3

For women ages 30-65, one of the best ways to prevent cervical cancer is to see your doctor and get tested with Pap+HPV Together.8


“I was fortunate because my cancer was found early and could be treated. Regular testing saved my life. It could save yours, too.”

Erin Andrews

WHICH TEST IS BEST?

Okay, so you’ve committed to getting tested. High five! Now that you know how important regular testing is for cervical cancer prevention, let’s make sure you know which test is right for you.

Leading health organizations have developed the following guidelines for cervical cancer screening:


AGES 21-29

Women ages 21-29 should be screened with a Pap test.8


AGES 30-65

Your provider may routinely test with Pap+HPV Together.8

THE CHANGE STARTS WITH YOU

You’ve learned the importance of regular testing with Pap+HPV Together. You’ve set your appointment reminder. You’re ready to show cervical cancer who’s boss.

So let’s make a pact. To stay educated. To break the silence. To share the knowledge with every woman we know – that cervical cancer isn’t just treatable, it is preventable.2* It’s up to us to prevent it.

Deal?

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