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Get Tested for Cervical Cancer

You can help prevent cervical cancer by getting regular screening tests (called Pap tests) and follow-up care.

Review Date: July 19, 2012

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

HPV Vaccine: Questions for Your Child's Doctor

Start a conversation with your child’s doctor about the HPV vaccine.

Review Date: January 31, 2013

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

American Indian / Alaskan Native Vaccination

Learn how vaccinations help ensure the safety and health of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. Information on vaccine-preventable diseases, where immunizations are provided, vaccination coverage levels, and publications provided.

Review Date: January 31, 2013

National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases - NCIRD
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cervical Cancer: Screening and Prevention

Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable types of cancer. A test for HPV screens for early signs of infection when treatment options are most effective. Early vaccination, along with regular screening, is the best way to prevent cervical cancer.

Review Date: July 14, 2014

Gynecologic Cancer Foundation

Find a Screening Provider Near You: National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program

Search for free and low-cost screenings in your state—use the interactive map to find local contacts for breast and cervical cancer screening.

Review Date: July 13, 2011

Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Frequently Asked Questions About Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), Cancer, and HPV Vaccines

This document offers general information about the human papilloma virus (HPV) and the HPV vaccine.

Review Date: May 08, 2012

American Cancer Society

Genital HPV Infection

Genital human papillomavirus (also called HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI). Most people who become infected with HPV do not even know they have it. Vaccines can protect people against some of the most common types of HPV that can lead to disease and cancer.

Review Date: January 30, 2012

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

HPV and Men - Fact Sheet

HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) is a common sexually transmitted virus. Learn about signs, symptoms, treatments, and how to lower your chances of getting HPV.

Review Date: October 26, 2011

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

HPV Vaccines

HPV vaccines are given as three shots to protect against HPV infection and HPV-related diseases. HPV vaccines offer the greatest health benefits to individuals who receive all three doses before having any type of sexual activity. That’s why HPV vaccination is recommended for preteen girls and boys at age 11 or 12 years.

Review Date: January 31, 2013

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

HPV/Cervical Cancer Overview

This page provides answers to questions about the HPV vaccine. Get your regular Pap test, even if you have received the HPV/cervical cancer vaccine.

Review Date: March 07, 2013

National Cervical Cancer Coalition

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Genital Warts Fact Sheet

How do I know if I have an HPV infection? How do I protect myself from HPV? Should I get the HPV vaccine? Find the answers here.

Review Date: December 20, 2012

Office on Women's Health

Human Papillomaviruses and Cancer

This fact sheet describes the link between human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and cancer.

Review Date: June 08, 2012

NIH National Cancer Institute

Mayo Clinic: Genital Warts

Learn the causes, risk factors, prevention, treatments, and health complications of genital warts. If you need to see a doctor about them, read the information to help you get ready for your appointment.

Review Date: December 20, 2012

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Myths and Facts about HPV

Learn the myths and facts about HPV.

Review Date: June 08, 2011

National Cervical Cancer Coalition

National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC) Chapters

National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC) chapters have been established so that no woman, family member or friend should feel alone while battling cervical cancer and HPV. Locate a NCCC chapter in your area.

Review Date: June 08, 2011

National Cervical Cancer Coalition

Plantar Warts

Plantar warts are noncancerous skin growths on the soles of your feet caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), which enters your body through tiny cuts and breaks in your skin. Learn how to reduce your risk of plantar warts.

Review Date: August 07, 2012

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

What Women Should Know About Cervical Cancer and the Human Papilloma Virus

This document has answers to many questions women may have about preventing cervical cancer or finding it early, the Pap test, HPV, and the HPV test.

Review Date: February 19, 2013

American Cancer Society