Did you know that January is Cervical Cancer Awareness month? And that women with mental illness are more at risk for cancer, but less likely to be screened?
Cervical cancer is a disease that starts in the cervix, the lower, narrow end of the uterus. It is almost always caused by the Human Papillomavirus (HPV). HPV is a very common virus that can be passed from one person to another during sex. To learn more about cervical cancer check out: https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/cervical/index.htm
AND here is the most important thing to know: WHEN CERVICAL CANCER IS FOUND EARLY–IT IS HIGHLY TREATABLE!
Want to know more:
- Download our Cervical Cancer Awareness Month infographic here: CervicalCancerInfographic
- Check out the CDC’s Inside Knowledge Campaign that seeks to raise awareness of the five main types of gynecologic cancer:cervical ,ovarian, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar.