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October is breast and cervical cancer awareness month

Did you know?

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

  • Most women age 50-74 should have a screening mammogram every 2 years.

  • 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.

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.

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To lower the risk of...

breast cancer: cervical cancer:
  • live a healthy lifestyle.
  • be breast aware.
  • get checked with a screening mammogram every 2 years.
  • get checked with a Pap test every 3 years.
  • get vaccinated against HPV.

How can you help?

  1. View and share our commercial and information videos.

  2. Order and display resource materials at your site.

  3. Like @GetCheckedMB on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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