If you’re a woman, or have a wife, daughter, mother or sister – you’ll want to hear this.

A recent study in the International Journal of Gynecological Cancer found that advanced-stage cervical cancer is on the rise in the United States among white and Black women.

“I am seeing greater ladies come to me with superior cervical cancers,” says Amanda Ramos

think that during COVID there was a decrease in the number of pap smears, and patients didn’t have good access to cervical cancer screening at that time.”

Some indicators of cervical cancer include: – Vaginal bleeding between periods. – Bleeding after menopause. – Persistent pelvic and/or back pain. – Pain or bleeding after intercourse. – Vaginal discharge.

“It’s estimated that 98% of cervical cancers are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), so getting the HPV vaccine is one of the biggest ways you can protect yourself from cervical cancer,” says Ramos.

She adds that going for your gynecologist as soon as a year for a pelvic exam and routine pap smear is important when it comes to detection.

Other sorts of cancers that affect women’s reproductive organs consist of: Ovarian most cancers: Forms inside the ovaries Uterine cancer: Found in the lining and muscle layer of the uterus Vaginal cancer: Usually forms in lining of the vagina

The U.S. urgently needs national campaigns and innovative ways to improve cervical cancer screening uptake and adherence among women,

"Hollings Cancer Center does wonderful work of bringing lifesaving screenings and vaccinations to people across South Carolina.