Cancer can be a very scary diagnosis to receive. Can cancer be prevented? How can one prevent cancer? There are several types of cancer and prevention may not always be possible but early detection can help to save your life. Common cancers and how they are detected: Cervical cancer is cancer of the cells of the cervix in a female. This is commonly caused by HPV viruses. How to prevent it: have protected sex, get the immunization to help present HPV infections, and get your pap smears as recommended by your health care provider. The frequency of pap smears is decided based on your age, previous pap smear history, and relationship status.


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