HPV Vaccine and Cervical Cancer: What You Need to Know
According to The American Cancer Society, about 13,170 people will be diagnosed with new cases of invasive cervical cancer in 2019. Of those people, 4,250 will die from the disease.
Cervical cancer was once one of the most common causes of cancer death for American women. The cervical cancer death rate dropped significantly with the increased use of the Pap test. This screening procedure can find changes in the cervix before cancer develops. It can also find cervical cancer early − when it's small and easier to cure.
Experts, including Dr. David Crotzer, a gynecologic oncologist at Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center, took a closer look at cervical cancer screenings, the benefit of the HPV vaccine and treatment options during KETV's Chronicle.