The Onondaga County Health Department is offering free cervical cancer screening tests for women between the ages of 40 and 65 to continue to raise awareness for the disease.

If you don’t have health insurance, the health department does not want that to stop you from getting checked. 

HPV is the main cause of cervical cancer — it’s a common virus that usually goes away on its own. But when it doesn’t,  cervical cancer can develop over time. 

There are two tests that can find cervical cancer early — the PAP test and HPV testing.

Both tests are available through the Onondaga County Cancer Services program for free for women.

For more information, call 315-435-3653 or click here.