Doctors at the new Lewis Hall Singletary Oncology Center in Thomasville say the most common form of cervical cancer is caused by the Human Papilloma Virus, or HPV, and the best way to fight the disease is through regular pap smears.
The Center for Disease Control also strongly suggests that teen-aged girls get vaccinated against the virus.
Oncologists say through early detection techniques, they hope to see that number go down dramatically.
January is National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month.
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