It’s not easy to think about cancer risks. But early detection is so important in the successful treatment of cancer of the cervix, you owe it to yourself to think about these questions.
|I do not have regular Pap tests (a test used to detect both dysplasia and cervical cancer) ||YES ||NO |
|Do I have many sexual partners or a sexual partner who has had many partners? ||YES ||NO |
|Do I have a weakened immune system (for example, from taking drugs after an organ transplant or having a disease such as AIDS)? ||YES ||NO |
|Have I used birth control pills for a long time? ||YES ||NO |
|Have I given birth to many children? ||YES ||NO |
|Was my last Pap test more than two years ago? ||YES ||NO |
|Am I sexually active or have I ever had sex? ||YES ||NO |
Do I have a history or a diagnosis of HPV? (Human Papilloma Virus)
|YES ||NO |
|Am I a smoker? ||YES ||NO |
|Was I sexually active at a young age? ||YES ||NO |
|Have I taken diethylstilbestrol (DES) or being the daughter of a mother who took DES (a form of estrogen that was used between 1940 and 1971 to treat women with certain problems during pregnancy, such as miscarriages) ||YES ||NO |
If you answered YES to any question, see your health care provider and ask about a Pap test.