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HPV Awareness Week (Jan. 22-28)

The First North American HPV Awareness Week Takes Place January 22-28, 2019. Members of American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA), the Global Initiative Against HPV & Cervical Cancer, the American Head & Neck Society (AHNS), The American Cancer Society, and the World Health Organization have collaborated to present the first HPV Awareness Week, January 22-28, 2019. […]

Women’s Health Advocates Applaud USPSTF Decision To Retain Co-Testing in Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Clare Rizer crizer@gpg.com (202) 481-8721 WASHINGTON — Today, leading women’s health care organizations expressed support for the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) decision to retain co-testing (a combined Pap and HPV test) in its final cervical cancer screening recommendations: “Today is a win for women everywhere. We are pleased […]

The Prevent Cancer Foundation® commends Reps. Young and DeLauro for protecting access to comprehensive cervical cancer screening

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Berry Edwards 703-519-2107 Lisa.Berry@preventcancer.org ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Congress is taking action to protect women’s access to comprehensive cervical cancer screening. Rep. David Young (R-IA) successfully sponsored an amendment to the House appropriations bill for fiscal year 2019, and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) also expressed her strong support of the measure in her […]

Media Advisory: Tony Award winner Marissa Jaret Winokur to share personal cancer story and talk about the importance of HPV vaccination

Media Advisory: Tony Award winner Marissa Jaret Winokur to share personal cancer story and talk about the importance of HPV vaccination FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brian Franklin  703-201-3875 Brian.Franklin@preventcancer.org Tony Award Winner Marissa Jaret Winokur to Highlight Need for HPV Vaccination and Screening at Tennessee Cancer Consortium’s 2017 Cancer Conference Nashville, TN – Tony Award […]

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Navigating women to healthier lives

Meet Dorys Lizama, a passionate patient navigator for the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s ¡Celebremos la Vida! (Let’s Celebrate Life!) program. Celebremos is a culturally-appropriate breast and cervical cancer education and screening program for underserved Latina women ages 40 and older in the D.C. metropolitan area. The program encourages women to get yearly check-ups, eat healthy, move […]

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ICYMI: February 17, 2017

Feature Story With colon cancer, smokers may be less likely to survive WEDNESDAY, February 15, 2017 (Fox News) — Current smokers diagnosed with colorectal cancer are more likely to die from it than former smokers or people who never tried cigaretttes, a recent study suggests. Researchers examined five-year survival odds for 18,166 people diagnosed with colorectal […]

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ICYMI: January 27, 2017

Feature Article Wider Racial Gap Found in Cervical Cancer Deaths MONDAY, January 23, 2017 (The New York Times) — The death rate from cervical cancer in the United States is considerably higher than previously estimated and the disparity in death rates between black women and white women is significantly wider, according to a study published […]

Cervical cancer kills more women than we thought

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cervical cancer death rates have been declining for the past 40 years in the United States. Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers thanks to the HPV vaccine, which protects you from the virus that causes most cervical cancer cases, and routine pap […]

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January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month: One family’s cervical cancer journey

My mother, Alice, was amazing. As an awesome mother and a knowledgeable nurse, she made sure we stayed active, ate a healthy diet and, most importantly, stayed out of trouble. That’s why we were so shocked that warm August afternoon in 1999 when we learned that Mom, the epitome of healthy living, had been diagnosed with […]

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No woman should die of cervical cancer

In the United States, cervical cancer is becoming less common thanks to increased vaccinations, improved screening rates and better treatments. But incidence and death rates remain high among women in underserved areas across the country. We talked to MD Anderson’s Kathleen M. Schmeler, M.D. about the Project ECHO program that trains community health providers to […]