Cervical Cancer

Cervical Cancer - Next Steps

Learning about your risks and options is the first step in beating cervical cancer. The next step is acting upon the information you’ve learned.

How Do I Get A Free Or Low-Cost Pap Test?

Most insurance plans cover Pap tests. If you don’t have insurance, or if you meet certain low-income requirements, you may qualify for free or low-cost Pap test through the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program.

Where Can I Find Low-Cost HPV Vaccination?

There are programs to help women with low incomes to receive the HPV vaccine.  See if you qualify for one of the assistance programs listed below:

- Glaxo Smith Kline's Vaccine Access Program

- Merck's Patient Assistance Program

- Vaccines For Children Program

Where Can I Get The HPV Vaccine or Pap Test?

Contact your doctor or local health care provider to schedule a Pap Test or an appointment to receive the HPV Vaccine.  If you don't have insurance, there are Federally Funded Health Centers that are required to care for the uninsured.  You can search for your local Federally Funded Health Center here.

Where Can I Find A Gynecologic Oncologist?

You can find a gynecologic oncologist in your area by consulting the physician database at the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation site.

Where Can I Learn More?

Be sure to check out the Cervical Cancer and HPV related videos in the Multimedia section of this web site.

- The "Let's Talk" cancer survivor story video series

- The "WORDs of Wisdom" medical expertise video series

- The "WORD on HPV" educational animated short story

- "What's the WORD" WORD's vBlog.

Where Can I Find A Clinical Trial?

Medical Expertise (Clinical Trials)
Dr. Geisler
(Clinical Trials)

Researchers are working to fight ovarian cancer. If you’d like to be a part of their efforts, go to CancerTrialsHelp.org or ClinicalTrials.gov

Can I Talk To Someone?

If you have any more questions about HPV infection and Cervical Cancer, please feel free to email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Or, you can direct your questions about HPV and Cervical Cancer to one of these free 24hr hotlines:

     - American Cancer Society's Free Hotline: 1-800-227-2345

     - Centers For Disease Control And Prevention Free Hotline: 1-888-232-6348


Last Updated on Monday, 08 August 2011 14:50
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