Mon, Jan 01|
Recreation and Wellness
Cervical Health Awareness Month
The National Cervical Cancer Coalition reports more than 14,000 women in the U.S. are diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer each year, but the disease is preventable with vaccination and appropriate screening. What can you do NOW?
Time & Location
Jan 01, 2024, 12:00 AM – 11:59 PM
Recreation and Wellness, 601 Heisman Dr, Auburn, AL 36849, USA
About the event
There is no secret to preventing cervical cancer. But there are simple steps anyone can take to prevent cervical cancer:
- Vaccinate early. It is recommended that girls and boys be vaccinated at ages 11-12. The vaccine produces a stronger immune response when taken during the preteen years, but women and men can be vaccinated through the age of 45.
- Screen regularly. Women should start with a Pap test at age 21 and should be co-tested with a Pap and an HPV test starting at age 30. A healthcare provider will offer advice on how often a woman should be screened.
Learn more about protecting your cervical health at www.nccc-online.org.