January is Cervical Cancer Awareness month. Most cases of cervical cancer are caused by the human papillomavirus. The HPV vaccine can help prevent infection from HPV types that can lead to 90% of cervical cancer.
Approximately 13,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year in the United States. Early detection and screening is key to prevention. The great news is that cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers. An exam will be able to detect abnormal cells before they turn into cancer. Please share this information with the women in your life today and take some time this month to get screened.
Check out this video by the National Cancer Institute to learn more about cervical cancer statistics and prevention.
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