“GETTING TESTED SAVED MY LIFE”
As a survivor of cervical cancer, I think it’s time we got something straight. It’s not just a treatable disease. It’s preventable.2* Through testing with Pap+HPV Together, doctors can identify signs of cervical cancer and treat them before they become a problem.3 It all starts with a simple, annual exam.
So what does this all mean? That 2 hours from now, we’ll lose another woman to a preventable disease.1,2 We can’t stand on the sidelines and let it happen anymore.
Together, we can reduce the number of women dying of cervical cancer. But to do that, we all need to commit to regular annual exams and testing with Pap+HPV Together. I’m in. Are you?”
STILL UNSURE ABOUT GETTING TESTED?
EVERY HOUR, 1 WOMAN IN THE U.S. IS DIAGNOSED WITH CERVICAL CANCER.1
MORE THAN 1/2 OF NEW CERVICAL CANCER CASES OCCUR IN WOMEN WHO HAVE NEVER OR RARELY BEEN TESTED.4
ONE-THIRD OF U.S. WOMEN DIAGNOSED WITH CERVICAL CANCER DIE.1
ABOUT 8 OUT OF 10 U.S. WOMEN WILL CONTRACT THE VIRUS THAT CAN CAUSE CERVICAL CANCER.5
95% OF CERVICAL CANCERS ARE DETECTED BY TESTING WITH PAP+HPV TOGETHER.3
Do it for yourself. Do it for your loved ones.
No matter who you do it for, get tested.
I know what it’s like to have a busy schedule. Work. Gym. Family. Repeat. But when so much cervical cancer occurs in women who aren’t tested regularly, no excuse is acceptable.4
Healthy and active or proud couch potato – we’re all at risk for cervical cancer.
Health and fitness are big priorities for me, so I was shocked when I was diagnosed. The truth is, cervical cancer can happen to any of us. The best way to prevent it? Regular testing.1
WHY PAP+HPV TOGETHER?
The 2 tests work in tandem.
There’s something women need to talk about: HPV. The truth is, it’s a common infection – the majority of women have it at some point.5 Certain strains of HPV may actually cause cervical cancer.7 So why not test for that, too?
At its core, Pap+HPV Together is actually 2 tests in 1. It’s simple – your doctor takes a single sample, and both a Pap test and an HPV test are ordered. Together, they identify more cervical precancer and cancer than either could on its own.3 It takes 2 to tango.
95% OF CERVICAL CANCERS ARE DETECTED BY TESTING WITH PAP+HPV TOGETHER3
For women ages 30-65, one of the best ways to prevent cervical cancer is to see your doctor and get tested with Pap+HPV Together.8
As many as 93% of cervical cancers could be prevented by screening and HPV vaccination.2
† This means you may not be responsible for a co-pay, deductible or other out-of-pocket costs. Coverage may not be available to all women. Please consult your health plan for coverage.
1. American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures 2017. Atlanta, GA: American Cancer Society; 2017. 2. CDC. Cervical Cancer is Preventable. https://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/cervical-cancer/index.html. CDC website. Updated November 5, 2014. Accessed February 7, 2018. 3. Blatt, et al. Comparison of cervical cancer screening results among 256,648 women in multiple clinical practices. Cancer Cytopathol. 2015;123(5):282-8. doi:10.1002/cncy.21544. (Study included ThinPrep, SurePath, Hybrid Capture 2 Assay). 4. Benard VB, et al. Vital signs: cervical cancer incidence, mortality, and screening – United States, 2017-2012. CDC. MMWR. 2014;63:1. 5. Chesson HW, et al. The estimated lifetime probability of acquiring human papillomavirus in the United States. Sex Transm Dis. 2014;41(11):660. 6. American Cancer Society. Cervical Cancer Prevention and Screening: Financial Issues. American Cancer Society website. https://www.cancer.org/cancer/cervical-cancer/prevention-and-early-detection/prevention-screening-financial-issues.html. Updated December 6, 2016. Accessed February 5, 2018. 7. World Health Organization. Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Cervical Cancer. World Health Organization website. http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs380/en/. 8. Saslow D, et al. American Cancer Society, American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology, and American Society for Clinical Pathology screening guidelines for the prevention and early detection of cervical cancer. CA Cancer J Clin. 2012;62(3):147-172. 9. CDC. Genital HPV Infection – CDC Fact Sheet. http://www. cdc.gov/std/hpv/hpv-factsheet-march-2014-press.pdf. Published 2014. February 7, 2018. 10. ASHA. HPV Myths & Facts. http://www.ashasexualhealth.org/stdsstis/hpv/hpv-myths-facts/. Accessed April 11, 2018.