Annie Collum, BSN, RN is the RIA Senior Manager, Physician Liaison in Denver, Colorado
January is Cervical Health Awareness Month
Cervical Health Awareness Month is marked every year in January. Cervical cancer was once a leading cause of cancer death for women in the United States. Increasing screening and prevention are key to eradicating cervical cancer. Screening and prevention have greatly reduced the impact of this form of cancer. “Still, nearly 14,500 women in the United States received a diagnosis of cervical cancer, and more than 4,200 died from the disease last year, according to the National Cancer Institute.” (AACR)
DID YOU KNOW?
Detecting cancer early through screening may help reduce deaths from colorectal, breast, cervical, lung (among people with a history of heavy smoking) and prostate cancer.
− American Cancer Society