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health/cells.jpgNearly ten thousand cases of Cervical Cancer were diagnosed in the last year. January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month.

Cervical cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed form of cancer among American women…right behind breast cancer. Nurse Sharon Brigner of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, or PhRMA says, “ Unlike many cancers, when found early, cervical cancer has a nearly 100 percent cure rate. But early cervical cancer usually has no symptoms. That's why screening is so important."

According to the American Cancer Society, cervical cancer remains a serious risk for women, with Hispanic and African American women having an increased risk. This year alone, nearly 4-thousand women in the U.S. will die from it.

A new vaccine was recently approved for cervical cancer, and more are in development. But screening still remains the best way to prevent death from this disease. That's why it's so important to discuss cervical cancer screening with your health care provider.

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