Some gynecologic cancers are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), a common virus. The HPV vaccine can protect against the virus and can ultimately prevent cancer. Most cases of cervical, vaginal and vulvar cancers are caused by HPV.
Cervical cancer is the only gynecologic cancer that has a routine screening test. To prevent cervical cancer or detect it early, get a Pap test every 3 years, an HPV test every 5 years, or a Pap test and HPV test together (co-testing) every 5 years.
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