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Remember that January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month


January 2, 2018

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month is an annual observance held throughout the month of January. It is intended to raise awareness of cervical cancer and to fundraise for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, survivorship and cure. 

In 2014, over 12,500 women were diagnosed with cervical cancer (Center for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, 2017). Up to 93 percent of cervical cancers are preventable. The human papillomavirus vaccination helps prevent infection with the HPV types that cause most cervical cancers. Women ages 21-65 are recommended to be screened for cer...

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