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Cervical Health Awareness Month

In Health by Elizabeth Stephenson

Your health is a big deal. You want to be around for a long time, for yourself and for your loved ones. With that in mind, January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. Named by the National Cervical Cancer Coalition and recognized by Congress, this awareness month is designed to raise awareness of cervical cancer and to educate people about their cervical health. The American Cancer Society estimates that deaths related to cervical cancer have decreased by more than 50% over the past three decades. Nevertheless, it is still estimated that about 12,820 women are still diagnosed with the disease every year and that the disease is fatal for about a third of those women. Fortunately, with advances in treatment, cervical cancer does not have to be fatal. In fact, the …