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Learn about the HPV vaccine and cervical cancer testing that can identify if you have one of the "high-risk" infections on your cervix that can cause cervical cancer. The HPV test can be performed on women 30 and older at the same time as the Pap test.

Digene: Women HPV and Cervical Cancer


Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer affecting women worldwide, yet is easily preventable because we know its cause, HPV.

HPV Vaccine

Women HPV and Cervical CancerThe HPV acts as a powerful tool to help protect young women from cervical cancer.  However as Moms we must protect not only our daughters, but also ourselves from this disease.

Cancer Awareness

Although HPV vaccines are for girls and young women ages 9–26 to help protect against the two types of HPV that are most commonly associated with cervical cancer, HPV testing isn’t necessary for women younger than 30, because HPV infections in young women usually go away on their own without causing problems. Women under 30 will only have HPV testing if their Pap test is inconclusive.

These vaccines are a powerful tool to help protect today’s girls —
tomorrow’s generation of women — from HPV cervical cancer.

While you’re learning about the HPV vaccine for your daughter, learn about HPV women testing to protect yourself from cervical cancer.

Digene HPV Cervical Cancer Test

HPV testing can identify if you have one of the “high-risk” infections on your cervix that can cause cervical cancer.  For women 30 and older, the HPV test can be performed at the same time as the Pap test to help doctors identify which women are at greatest risk.  However not all doctors automatically use both tests. Research into cervical cancer prevention shouldn’t stop and start with our daughters.

Women 30 and older  should be  their own health advocates by proactively asking their doctor about receiving the digene HPV test along with their Pap smear.

  • If you are age 30 or older, ask your doctor for the digene HPV Test together with your Pap test.
  • If both tests come back normal, then the tests don’t need to be repeated for 3 years. But remember to return each year for your annual exam
  • If one or both tests come back abnormal, this doesn’t necessarily mean you have cervical cancer. It simply enables your healthcare provider to monitor you more closely or treat pre-cancerous cells before cervical cancer develops.

Learn more about HPV testing at Here you can watch doctor-produced videos, browse frequently-asked-questions, access tips on “what your test results mean” and download/link to vaccination HPV educational materials.

I wrote this review while participating in a blog campaign by Mom Central on behalf of the QIAGEN digene vaccination HPV test. Mom Central also sent me a gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate.

About Cindi Moomettes

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