Cervical Cancer Risk Assessment
Cervical cancer was once one of the most common causes of cancer death
among women in the United States, but today many cases of cervical cancer
are prevented through widespread use of the Pap test.
Vaccines are also available to prevent infection by certain strains of
human papillomavirus (HPV), a major cause of cervical cancer, as well
as many other cancers.
According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), cervical cancer tends to
develop in midlife. Most women are diagnosed with cervical cancer before
the age of 50; about 15% are older than 65. Early cervical cancer and
precancerous conditions of the cervix have no symptoms. This assessment
will help you find out your relative risk for cervical cancer. This assessment
is valid for women between the ages of 21 and 69 who have had sexual intercourse
at least once and who have not had a hysterectomy with removal of the cervix.