Cervical cancer library
Adults, teens, and communities
Cervical cancer page
The Mayo Clinic cervical cancer page offers a patient-focused overview of cervical cancer prevention, symptoms, screening, and treatment. The site is intended for a US audience, but the information could be adapted for use in other settings.
Cervical cancer and HPV resources
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The CDC cervical cancer web page contains extensive information for patients, including reducing the risk for cervical cancer, cervical cancer screening, and gynecologic cancer awareness. The HPV vaccine page offers overviews of HPV, cervical cancer, and the vaccine, as well as recommendations for the use of quadrivalent HPV vaccine and information about the Vaccines for Children program.
- Visit CDC cervical cancer web page
- Access CDC cervical cancer podcast
- Visit CDC HPV vaccination web page
- Visit CDC HPV vaccine safety page
- Visit CDC HPV vaccine questions and answers web page
- Download nine-page CDC HPV fact sheet (400 KB PDF)
Cervical Cancer: Prevention and Early Detection page
American Cancer Society
This page provides complete information about cervical cancer screening, treatment, risk factors, and prevention.
How Can We Prevent Cervical Cancer? A Guide for Community Facilitators (2002)
PATH, PAHO, and the Peru Ministry of Health
This guide was developed for use by community promotion teams as part of the TATI (acronym for the Spanish term, tamizaje y tratamiento inmediato) cervical cancer prevention program in San Martín, Peru. The core messages and teaching strategies are relevant in a variety of settings.
- Download file, English (1 MB PDF) entire document, Modules 1–7
- Download file, English (540 KB PDF) Modules 1–2, Part 1 of 3
- Download file, English (331 KB PDF) Modules 3–5, Part 2 of 3
- Download file, English (242 KB PDF) Modules 6–7, Part 3 of 3
- Download file, Español (1.5 MB PDF) entire document, Modules 1–7
- Download file, Español (669 KB PDF) Modules 1–2, Part 1 of 3
- Download file, Español (520 KB PDF) Modules 3–5, Part 2 of 3
- Download file, Español (320 KB PDF) Modules 6–7, Part 3 of 3
Improving Screening Coverage Rates of Cervical Cancer Prevention Programs: A Focus on Communities (2004)
Cervical Cancer Prevention Issues in Depth No. 4. Alliance for Cervical Cancer Prevention (ACCP).
This paper describes the community focus taken by ACCP projects in eight countries. Included is an overview of the strategies used to increase screening coverage, and lessons learned about how to meet women’s needs effectively through a community focus.
Information for patients
National Cervical Cancer Coalition
The National Cervical Cancer Coalition is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving women with, or at risk for, cervical cancer and HPV disease. This page provides basic information about the pap test, as well as facts about cervical cancer. Included are numerous links to other cervical cancer-related issues.
Managing HPV: A New Era in Patient Care (2009)
Association of Reproductive Health Professionals
This is a reference guide for clinicians that offers comprehensive information, counseling notes, resources for patients, and resources for additional information.
People Living with Cancer
American Society of Clinical Oncology
This site provides detailed information about cervical cancer, prevention, and treatment.
Should You Get the HPV Vaccine?
Dr. Mike Evans and Campaign to Control Cancer
This nine-minute animated video explains cervical cancer and what the HPV vaccine can do to prevent infection and disease.
Western Kenya Cervical Cancer Prevention Project Final Report (2004)
This 35-page report is from a collaborative project with PATH, the Kenya Ministry of Health, Mandeleo ya Wanawake Organization, and the Kenya Cancer Society to develop and evaluate a model cervical cancer prevention program suitable for rural, low-resource settings in Africa. Appendices are available by contacting email@example.com.
Everything you need to know to help you avoid cervical cancer
European Cervical Cancer Association
This in-depth 15-page booklet offers information about HPV, cervical cancer screening, and the HPV vaccine.
Cervical cancer brochures in multiple languages
European Cervical Cancer Association
These HPV and cervical cancer brochures have been adapted for the medical practice in 15 countries.
Cervical Cancer Information Center
Cancer Consultants Oncology Resource Center
This site offers an overview of cervical cancer stages and treatment as well as prevention and screening information.
Make the Commitment
Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation and Step Up Women's Network
This site offers patient-focused information about cervical cancer, HPV, and the vaccine.
Overlooked and Uninformed: Young Adolescents’ Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
This eight-page document outlines the sexual and reproductive health and rights of adolescents, as well as policy and program implementations that will provide them with comprehensive information, education, health services, and other social and legal support.
Prevent Cervical Cancer Today (2008)
Cervical Cancer Prevention Network Program
Developed primarily for Filipino women, this 16-page pamphlet explains cervical cancer risk factors and prevention measures.
Merck & Co., Inc.
This site provides patient-focused information about cervical cancer, HPV, and the vaccine. It is US-focused, and also available in Spanish.