CERVICAL CANCER MONTH Mayor Proclaims January Cervical Cancer Awareness Month
Reported by: Darrah Wilcox
Web Producer: Darrah Wilcox
Also Contributing: photo courtesy of Cabell Huntington Hospital
Reported: Jan. 3, 2012 4:53 PM EST
Updated: Jan. 3, 2012 5:06 PM EST
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, Cabell County
, West Virginia
Huntington Mayor Kim Wolfe has proclaimed January Cervical Cancer Awareness Month.
He joined Brenda Harlow from the WV Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program at Marshall University and the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center and cervical cancer survivor Julie Hewett for a wreath-hanging ceremony and Proclamation reading Tuesday afternoon at Cabell Huntington Hospital.
About 12,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year in the U.S., and more than 4,000 die each year from the disease.
Here are some things you can do to prevent or detect early:
-Vaccinate early (females and males ages 9-26 are eligible)
-Get a regular Pap test starting at age 21
-Get an HPV test when recommended
Log on to "http://www.nccc-online.org/awareness.html" for more resources.