According to a survey by the Prevent Cancer Foundation, half of women between ages 21-60 don’t know how often they should be screened for cervical cancer. And 24% of women ages 40 – 60 haven’t had an appointment with their gynecologist in over 3 years. This has led to lower numbers of cervical cancer screening. “We have excellent screening tools like PAP smears and pelvic exams, and prevention via the HPV vaccine,” says Dr. Rajendra. “Unfortunately we still find advanced cases of cervical cancer at diagnosis. It’s a curable cancer if detected early. I hope that with all the tools at our disposal, advanced cases will soon be a thing of the past.” For more information on the latest guidelines for cervical cancer screening, visit https://www.cancer.org/cancer/cervical-cancer/detection-diagnosis-staging/cervical-cancer-screening-guidelines.html