New Year’s Resolution: Get Screened for Cervical Cancer During Cervical Health Awareness Month!

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month!

So, why not use the momentum and goal-making spirit of New Year’s Resolutions to make sure you get screened for cervical cancer and schedule your yearly check up.

Nearly 13,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year, but the disease is preventable with vaccination and appropriate screening.

And while you’re at it, spread the word to others so that together, cervical cancer can go from rare to nearly nonexistent!

Here are some things to keep close, during the month of January.

Ten Things to Know about HPV and Cervical Cancer

The National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC) has a variety of tools and events worth checking out, but the gift of knowledge is second to none when it comes to advocacy and awareness.

See and circulate below this help fact sheet that can make a difference in letting women know some important facts about cervical health.

The American Cancer Society’s Guidelines for Prevention and Early Detection

The American Cancer Society is a great ally and resource for all things cancer. As far as cervical health, they recommend females follow certain guidelines to help find cervical cancer early.

Screening tests offer the best chance for early detection and even prevention, by finding abnormal cervical cell changes (pre-cancers).

If it’s found early, cervical cancer is one of the most successfully treatable cancers. In fact, cervical cancer death rate has declined by more than 50% over the last 30 years in the US.

Click here to for the guidelines for prevention and early detection!

‘Choose Hope’ and Choose Swag

Sometimes, we want to wear our emotions on our sleeves!

Choose Hope is a wonderful organization that sells cancer swag and donates to cancer research.

To date, they have donated over $970,000 to many facilities including, Stand Up to Cancer, Mayo Clinic, Dana Farber, Duke, MD Anderson, St. Jude, and more!

So for Cervical Health Month, consider buying cervical cancer awareness swag, and do a good deed while you’re at it!

 


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