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African Americans and Cervical Cancer

It’s especially important for African American women to make getting screened for cervical cancer a priority.

  • Many women do not understand why they need screening, when they should be screened, and how they can be screened.

  • They may also face situations that make it harder to get screened, such as lack of insurance coverage or access to a regular health care provider or clinic.


The bottom line? This doesn’t have to happen.


Regular screening can help prevent cervical cancer or help find it early, when it’s easier to treat. The Centers for Disease Control has a program called "Face Your Health"  that encourages women to know their risk, get screened, and be the face of change.

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