Smart-Take: Cervical Cancer
January is Cervical Cancer Awareness month, and there is a lot of good news to report in the fight against the disease. The broad use of a combination of detection strategies, including Papanicolaou (Pap) testing, and vaccinations for the types of human papillomaviruses (HPV) that typically cause cervical cancer, has reduced cases and improved early identification and treatment. (Download information on HPV and cervical cancer from the CDC.)
According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the incidence and mortality rate of cervical cancer have dropped by 45 and 49 percent, respectively, since 1980. However, screening rates vary widely with socioeconomic status and geographic location, and cervical cancer mortality and incidence follow suit.
To help spread awareness about cervical cancer and the importance of screening, we’ve created another installation of our patient-centric “Smart-Take” series—a downloadable page of health tips and information we gather on a range of topics that you can post in your stores. Or, if you like, drop us a note and we'll be happy to personalize this content with the addition of your store logo. We'll email you a copy and you can forward it to your store customers. Check it out here.