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January is Cervical Health Month — So Women, Get Yourself Checked

Posted by Prevent Cancer on March 3rd, 2010 | No Comments »
January

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month and the Prevent Cancer Foundation wants to remind women to take preventive measures to reduce risk for this disease. Fortunately there are screening and prevention options that have helped reduce cervical cancer death rates by 70 percent over the past 50 years, according to the American Cancer Society. Most cases of cervical cancer are caused by the human papillomavirus or HPV, a virus that most ...

Farrah Fawcett’s Death Sheds Light on Anal Cancer

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With the recent death of Farrah Fawcett, anal cancer has become an unlikely and uncomfortable topic of conversation across America. Since one of the cornerstones of the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s mission is education, the Foundation wanted to provide some answers to questions about this often shunned cancer to help educate the public and lift some myths about this often-fatal cancer. By knowing some basic facts, people will be armed with knowledge ...

Getting Screened for Cervical Cancer Isn’t Crazy

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Women do some crazy things, but one of them should not be forgetting to get a pap test! in 2009 an estimated 11,270 women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer and more than 4,070 will die from the disease. These startling numbers prompted the Prevent Cancer Foundation to create a unique and interactive Web site that encourages women to “confess” their craziest moments while providing them with information about ...