The Weekly: Cervical cancer screenings see a decrease, benefits of colonoscopies and more

Published on January 21, 2022

The Weekly

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month (some organizations also recognize this as Cervical Cancer Awareness Month). Be on the lookout for news from us about cervical health throughout the month of January. Learn more about cervical cancer.

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Timely Cervical Cancer Screening Took a Dive in Recent Years

Timely Cervical Cancer Screening Took a Dive in Recent Years

TUESDAY, January 18, 2022 (MedPage Today) More and more U.S. women were behind on guideline-recommended cervical cancer screening in recent years, with lack of knowledge about needing screening cited as the primary reason for not being up to date, researchers reported.

In a pooled, population-based, cross-sectional study, the percentage of women not up to date on their screening increased from 14.4% in 2005 to 23.0% in 2019, according to Ryan Suk, PhD, MS, of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health, and colleagues.

In other news…

Colonoscopy prep is not fun, but the test’s benefits are quantifiable
January 15, The Washington Post


OSU making headlines with breakthrough research
January 17, KEZI ABC 9


Cancer pushes change within RGV firefighter culture
January 20,

Teens and adults missed 37 million vaccinations during COVID
January 21, Axios

Editor’s Note: It’s critical we get vaccinations Back on the Books. Learn more and schedule your appointments today!

Foundation news


Games Done Quick sets new record, raises $3.4 million for the Prevent Cancer Foundation® at annual gaming marathon

Awesome Games Done Quick (AGDQ), an annual livestreamed video game marathon, is organized by Games Done Quick to raise funds for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. The event concluded on January 16 and raised a total of $3.4 million, the most that has been raised at an event in the history of Games Done Quick. 


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