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Understanding Cervical Changes: A Health Guide for Women

  • Posted: 01/21/2010

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National Cancer Institute

NCI has comprehensive research-based information on cancer prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, genetics, and supportive care. We also have a clinical trials database and can offer tailored searches.

Phone   1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237)
TTY   1-800-332-8615
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Order publications at or by calling 1-800-4-CANCER.

We invite you to call or go online to talk with our trained information specialists, who speak English or Spanish, to:

  • Get answers to any cancer-related questions you may have
  • Get free NCI publications
  • Learn more about specific resources and organizations in your area

American Social Health Association (ASHA)

ASHA's HPV and Cervical Cancer Prevention Resource Center provides in-depth information about HPV and cervical cancer prevention and helps you find referrals and join support groups.

Phone   1-877-478-5868
Web site

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

CDC conducts, supports, and promotes efforts to prevent cancer and increase early detection of cancer.

CDC-INFO is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year for STD information and referrals to STD clinics. Calls are answered by English- or Spanish-speaking experts.

Phone   1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636)
TTY   1-888-232-6348
Web site

CDC's National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) provides these services for underserved women:

  • Pap tests
  • Pelvic examinations
  • Diagnostic tests if results are abnormal
  • Referrals to treatment

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

CMS provides information for consumers about patient rights, prescription drugs, and health insurance issues, including Medicare and Medicaid.

Medicare is health insurance for people age 65 or older, under age 65 with certain disabilities, and any age with permanent kidney failure. It covers Pap tests and pelvic exams to check for cervical and vaginal cancers, among other services. Medicare has information about providers in your area. English- or Spanish-speaking representatives can help you.

Phone   1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227)
TTY   1-877-486-2048
Web site

Medicaid is a program for people who need financial help with medical bills. You can learn more about this program by calling your local state welfare offices, state health department, state social services agencies, or your state's Medicaid office. Spanish-speaking staff is available in some offices.

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National Women's Health Information Center (NWHIC)

NWHIC is a gateway to women's health information. NWHIC has English- and Spanish-speaking Information and Referral Specialists who will order free health information for you. They can also help you find organizations that can answer your health-related questions. NWHIC is a service of the Office on Women's Health (OWH) in the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Phone   1-800-994-9662
Web site

Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Planned Parenthood is a non-governmental organization that provides information and services related to HPV and cervical cancer screening, among other services.

Phone   1-800-230-PLAN
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