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October is Breast & Cervical Cancer Screening Awareness Month

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Did you know?

  • The most common risk factors for breast cancer are being female and being over age 50.

  • Regular mammograms can find breast cancer 2 to 3 years before it can be felt by you or your doctor.

  • Over 80% of people who have ever had sexual contact will have a human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in their lifetime.

  • Regular Pap tests can find abnormal cell changes on the cervix before they turn into cancer.

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Most women age 50-74 should have a screening mammogram every 2 years. Call 1-855-95-CHECK to schedule an appointment or click here.

Lower your breast cancer risk

  1. Live a healthy lifestyle.
  2. Be breast aware.
  3. Get checked with a screening mammogram every 2years starting at age 50.

BreastCheck video to come...

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Most women age 21-69 who have ever had sexual contact should have a regular Pap test every 3 years. Make a Pap test appointment with your regular doctor or nurse or click here to find a Pap test clinic near you.

Lower your cervical cancer risk

  1. Get checked with a Pap test every 3 years starting at age 21.
  2. Get vaccinated against HPV.

 

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