From the Harford County Health Department:
Of all cancers that affect women, cervical cancer is one of the most preventable. As preventable as it may be, an estimated 220 Maryland women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer and approximately 70 will die from the disease in 2018.
The most important thing women can do to help prevent cervical cancer is to get screened regularly, starting at age 21. Cervical cancer screenings, called Pap tests, can actually prevent cancer by finding abnormal cells before they become cancer.
“It is so important for women to get regular Pap tests because cervical cancer often does not have any symptoms until the late stages,”...