OCTOBER 23-29, 2011
National Cervical Cancer
Know the odds:
- each year in Canada, 400 000 women receive an abnormal Pap test result
- each year, 1 300 to 1 500 are diagnosed with cervical cancer
- each year, almost 400 will die of the disease
- vaccination is 99% effective at preventing the types of human papillomavirus (HPV) that cause 70% of all cases of cervical cancer
Get a pap test today. Make an appointment with your health care provider OR book an appointment with the Health Unit's Nurse Practitioner or with a doctor in the Sexual Health Clinic.
Pap tests are also available through the Sexual Health walk-in clinic on a first-come first-serve basis on Mondays and Thursdays.
For general information about Pap tests, click on the link below:
For information about the human papillomavirus (HPV), click on the link below: