To my knowledge, cervical cancer, now a days, can, for sure be prevented. Besides the doctors follow ups/procedures ect, stress, diet plays a major role on your bodies ability to keep HPV in "check".
Even if your "x's" girlfriend was diagnosed with cervical cancer, it does NOT mean your body can't "fight it". One person's immune system makes a world of a difference in the progression of Dysplasia.
You have the upper hand. You have education at your finger tips on this matter.
Read the statistics on HPV/Dysplasia,,,,,YES, cervical cancer CAN be prevented. No doubt about it.
Most important part, the hardest part at that, is YOUR OWN IMMUNE system.
Take care of yourself, (diet and stress level mainly from what I gather), follow up with your doc's appointment, listen and ASK questions
. Some docs may seem like they don't have the time. Don't give 'em an option, show up with your questions written down. Do every thing possible to reduce your stress. Whatever that might be for you.
Hoping this finds you well.
one more thing, YES PAP SMEAR screaning DOES reduce greatly, the risk of dysplasia developing into cervical cancer.