January is Cervical Cancer Screening Month

The American Cancer Society estimates that approximately 13,170 new cases of invasive cervical cancer will be diagnosed and about 4,250 women will die from the disease in 2019.

Between July 2017 and June 2018, the WHA Information Center reported 80 inpatient visits, 662 outpatient surgical procedures, and 2,484 hospital outpatient clinic visits in Wisconsin related to treatment for cervical cancer.

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, but it has not changed much more during the past 15 years. The Pap test can find changes in the cervix before cancer develops.

Please visit the American Cancer Society for more information on cervical cancer: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/cervical-cancer.html.