January is Cervical Health Awareness Month designated by Congress and supported by the National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC) in order to bring awareness and encourage women to get screened for cervical cancer.
According to the NCCC more than 12000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with cervical cancer each year and more than 4000 will die from it. It is the 2nd most common type of cancer for women worldwide but is also one of the most preventable. Read more at the National Cervical Cancer Coalition website.
Support Cervical Health Awareness Month by spreading the word. If you are a woman get a pap test and HPV test as these test can help detect early signs in order to prevent Cervical Cancer. If you want to get more involved contact a local chapter of the NCCC.