Unlike breast cancer, cervical cancer may not be a female disease you hear about every day. However, both cervical cancer and the virus that causes most cases of cervical cancer—HPV—are prevalent and worth every woman's attention. READ MORE

Ending the Stigma Around Cancers Caused by HPV

HPV causes head and neck cancers, among others. What can we do to end the stigma around these illnesses?

Your Body

How I Overcame Anal Cancer and Threw a Huge Party

No one ever told me my HPV diagnosis could lead to anal cancer. Now I'm on a mission to educate people, save lives and dispel the stigma around this increasingly common disease.

Real Women, Real Stories

New American Cancer Society Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines: Statement from HealthyWomen CEO Beth Battaglino, RN-C

It's important to understand what the new guidelines mean for women's health. Education and collaboration with health care providers is key.

Expert Perspectives

Hysterectomy Basics

What you need to know about the procedure: reasons, risks and alternatives.

Your Health

Exclusive Interview with Fran Drescher

The star of "The Nanny" opens up about her cancer journey.

Your Health

NIH Spearheads Study to Test At-Home Screening for HPV and Cervical Cancer

Proponents believe a simple test like this, which can be done at home, may help the U.S. move closer to eradicating cervical cancer.

Your Care

Support for PAP and HPV Testing Together Continues to Grow

Compared to five years ago, more health care providers trust co-testing with a PAP test and an HPV test as what’s best for women.

Created With Support

HPV and Menopause: Are We Ever Out of the Woods?

HPV, or human papillomavirus, is not just a concern for young people. The virus, which causes most cases of cervical cancer, can also occur in women around menopause.

Your Health

What You Need to Know About Ovarian Cancer

We often hear that ovarian cancer is a ‘silent disease’ with no warning signs. We give you all of the details, here.

Created With Support

I Was Told My Irregular Vaginal Bleeding Was Normal, But I Actually Had Cervical Cancer

Mary wants you to read her story and remember to listen to your body and make sure you're being listened to when concerns arise.

Real Women, Real Stories

Most Americans in the Dark About Cancer-Causing HPV

Among Americans aged 18 to 26, two-thirds of men and one-third of women still do not know that the human papillomavirus (HPV) is the leading cause of cervical cancer.

Sexual Health