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Tagged ‘Cervical Health Awareness Month’

Cervical cancer kills more women than we thought

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cervical cancer death rates have been declining for the past 40 years in the United States. Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers thanks to the HPV vaccine, which protects you from the virus that causes most cervical cancer cases, and routine pap […]

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month: One family’s cervical cancer journey

My mother, Alice, was amazing. As an awesome mother and a knowledgeable nurse, she made sure we stayed active, ate a healthy diet and, most importantly, stayed out of trouble. That’s why we were so shocked that warm August afternoon in 1999 when we learned that Mom, the epitome of healthy living, had been diagnosed with […]

No woman should die of cervical cancer

In the United States, cervical cancer is becoming less common thanks to increased vaccinations, improved screening rates and better treatments. But incidence and death rates remain high among women in underserved areas across the country. We talked to MD Anderson’s Kathleen M. Schmeler, M.D. about the Project ECHO program that trains community health providers to […]