January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. And we’re starting the year off with some great news. Cervical cancer is decreasing!
Over the past 40 years, cervical cancer cases and death rates have gone down significantly. As more and more women follow cervical cancer prevention techniques and get Pap tests (cervical cancer screening), which can find cervical precancer before cancer develops, the rates continue to drop. Cervical cancer used to be the leading cause of death for women in the U.S. It’s not any more!
Let’s keep fighting – and beating – cervical cancer. We’re making progress!
First things first. Here are some handy cervical cancer prevention tips. If you’re careful and proactive, and follow these suggestions, you can reduce your risk of contracting cancer:
To learn more or get involved with awareness and cervical cancer prevention, visit the National Cervical Cancer Coalition online today. We can make a difference.
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Talk to us in the comments! What are you doing this month to raise cervical cancer awareness?