Watch our HPV educational video, You've Gotta Do it Now, starring residents and cancer survivors from across the Cape and produced by Brian Switzer.
Being educated about HPV and the importance of screenings are the keys to preventing cervical cancers. Team Maureen is dedicated to educating students, parents and the community about the connection of HPV to cancers of the cervix, head and neck, penis and anus. Take our self quiz to get the facts!
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Did you know?
Cervical cancer is the 2nd most frequent cancer in women in the world.
In the US, 10,700 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer annually and almost 30% of those diagnosed will die from it.
Almost all cervical and anal cancer are caused by Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the USA.
HPV also causes nearly 39,000 cases of cancer of the tongue/tonsils/throat, cervix, anus, penis, vagina and vulva.
Many HPV-related cancers are essentially preventable with screenings and vaccination.