Start the New Year off right by participating in the national Cervical Cancer Health Awareness & Screening Month.
This yearly January event gives advocates a chance to raise awareness and teach women about the growing need to protect themselves from cervical cancer and HPV (human papillomavirus). The HPV virus usually causes most cervical cancers.
Each year in the United States, an estimated 12,820 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer. It was once one of the most common causes of cancer deaths, but today cervical cancer has become one of the most preventable.
Over the last 30 years, the rates of cervical cancer have diminished by more than 50%. The reason for this change is due to the increase in appropriate screenings and vaccination (Pap and HPV tests).
Regular screenings, along with follow-up care, can help detect abnormal cell changes early, which can be treated before it turns into cancer.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, starting at age 21, a regular cervical cancer screening can help you prevent the disease.
How can you make a difference?
Support a friend or loved one this January by spreading the word about the importance of cervical cancer awareness and screening. No woman should ever die from cervical cancer. Early detection saves lives.
Call us today at 480-964-2273 and set up an appointment for yourself or a family member.