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The Nevada Cancer Coalition Promotes Cervical Health

By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, January 11, 2023 9:36 am

RENO, Nev. (775 Times, NV Globe) – The Nevada Cancer Coalition predicts that 60 Nevadans will pass away from the condition this year, which is Cervical Health Month.

This is a disease that has to be made people aware of in order to encourage early identification and prevention. The cancer coalition said that cervical cancer is a condition that is less frequently acknowledged.

The NCC urges women to be aware of the best actions that can change things and save lives. Medical advancements like the Pap test and the HPV vaccine have made cancer occurrences uncommon. Even with early identification and prevention, the group revealed that just 50% of Nevada’s youth have received an HPV vaccine.

Doctors advise starting Pap testing at age 21. It is examined to discover if the cervix’s cells are abnormal. The vaccination is accessible to kids as young as nine years old and is advised for children between the ages of eleven and twelve.

Nevada Cancer Coalition Executive Director Cari Herington said,

“Start talking about cervical cancer we can screen for it and find it early, so share this message with your friends get your Pap Test if you haven’t done so, and get our kids and our young adults vaccinated for HPV this is cancer we can prevent,” Herington said.

The 60% of cervical cancer diagnoses in our state are among people who live in rural areas or who have limited access to healthcare.

The Nevada Women’s Health Connection offers screening services to individuals without insurance to assist close the gap.

Credits: KOLO TV

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