Cervical Cancer Screening Test (HPV)
Why Cervical Screening is necessary?
Klarity’s cancer screening services are clinically governed by age restrictions, if you are not within the age range for a service you will not be able to sign up to that service. This is because clinical research does not support the benefits of screening people outside our specified age eligibilities. Regardless of age, if you have symptoms then you should always seek medical advice from your Physician.
Why should I get checked for cervical cancer?
According to the American Cancer Society, cervical cancer was once one of the most common causes of cancer death for American women. However, the widespread use of the Pap test for screening has led to a significant decrease in cervical cancer incidence and mortality rates over the past few decades.
In 2021, it was estimated that there would be approximately 14,480 new cases of invasive cervical cancer diagnosed among women in the United States, with about 4,290 deaths resulting from the disease.
The overall risk of a woman developing cervical cancer in her lifetime is about 1 in 166 (or 0.6%). However, the risk varies based on factors such as age, sexual history, smoking, and human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. The majority of cervical cancer cases are caused by persistent infections with certain high-risk types of HPV.