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Tagged ‘Cervical Cancer Awareness Month’

If only…

It was that time of year again. The time of year that most women dread…the annual well-woman check-up. The oh-so-uncomfortable Pap test. Some women dread it so much they skip their exams—or even worse, don’t even schedule one. But not me…I went every year.   One year was a little different. The nurse asked me if […]

Community grantees promote cancer prevention through HPV vaccination

The Prevent Cancer Foundation® is supporting two statewide projects to increase human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination rates through its Community Grants Program. HPV is the leading cause of several cancers including cervical, oropharyngeal, anal and more, making this vaccine a critical tool in the fight against cancer. Since January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, it’s the […]

Protect Yourself Against Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer among women worldwide and causes more than 270,000 deaths annually, 85% of which occur in developing countries. In the United States, nearly 13,000 new cases of cervical cancer are diagnosed and more than 4,000 women succumb to the disease annually. Cervical cancer is highly preventable. As Cervical […]