It's Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, and TV star Erin Andrews and Dr. Jessica Shepherd spoke to the WTOP about the…
It’s Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, and TV star Erin Andrews and Dr. Jessica Shepherd spoke to the WTOP about the best way for women to guard against cervical cancer and prepare for their annual exam.
WASHINGTON – The American Cancer Society estimates that 4,250 women will die of cervical cancer in the United States this year.
Fox Sports Reporter and host of the TV contest “Dancing With The Stars” Erin Andrews was diagnosed back in 2016 and she is stressing during this Cervical Health Awareness Month as “Every 2 hours 1 woman dies of cervical cancer: We can change this state”.
She joined the women’s health expert Dr. Jessica Shepherd to Discuss the Best Way for Women to Protect and Advice to Prepare for their Annual Exam
The human papillomavirus, the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States, is in about 99 percent of cervical cancer according to the National Cervical Cancer Coalition. More than 70 percent of cervical cancer cases can be attributed to two high-risk HPV types: HPV-1
6 and HPV-18.
Shepherd told WTOP: “If we want to eradicate this disease or case of cervical cancer … we have to eliminate HPV. Therefore, it is so important for women to get their cardboard at the age of 21 … but also cardboard and HPV tests between 30-65 years. “
Shepherd stressed to visit your doctor routinely so you can detect cervical cancer early, referring to Andrew’s history – she soon found it enough that she could Begin treatment and eventually be cured.
“I hope her story can move women and men … to pick up the phone, get a scheduled annual exam or … maybe a man called the beloved woman in her life to ask has you had your annual cardboard this year ? “she said.
“It was really my escape just to work,” Andrews said.
Andrews was diagnosed with cervical cancer in September 2016, but was determined to stay side by side with the NFL’s premier game.
“I had two operations during the season … it was not the most comfortable thing … I do not fly charters by any means, so make two [redeye] flights to Green Bay and then a connection when you just found out because you need another surgery was not the best … but I got through it. Football gave me the normality I needed to handle it all. “
See below to hear the full interview with Erin Andrews and Dr. Jessica Shepherd.
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