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Cervical Health Awareness Month
January 31, 2022
The United States Congress designated January as Cervical Health Awareness Month.
Have you postponed a doctor appointment or cancer screening during the pandemic? Twenty-six percent of all women surveyed did not schedule a cervical cancer screening during the pandemic, and nearly a quarter of women (24%) ages 40 to 60 say it’s been more than 36 months since their last appointment with their OB/GYN. You can change the statistics by getting your appointments “back on the books.” Early detection saves lives.
In September, the Prevent Cancer Foundation announced funding for five new Global Grants for cervical cancer prevention and early detection projects in low- or middle-income countries in support of the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) call for the elimination of cervical cancer by 2030.
Learn more about risk factors, symptoms, prevention, early detection and treatment, learn more about the link between HPV and cervical cancer, and visit our blog to read stories from cervical cancer survivors.