“1 in 5 cervical cancer cases are missed due to screening with HPV tests alone, but by choosing 2 tests – the Pap + HPV co-test – instead of the HPV test alone, all those with a cervix have the best possible chance of catching cervical cancer early. Also – before the introduction of the Pap test, cervical cancer was the #1 cancer-related killer of women. Now, it’s #15. It is essential that health services provide guidance on the importance of this preventive health examination, as it allows the diagnosis to be made as fast of as possible and reduces mortality from cervical cancer. The Pap + HPV co-test is simple and fast. Join me in taking the Precerv Pledge to protect access to the Pap + HPV co-test. Head to precerv.org/take-action to sign the pledge!”