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Central Florida Health News|January 2021
January is Cervical Health Awareness Month and an important time of year to raise awareness about the importance of cervical health screenings for women.
DR. JOY JACKSON

The Florida Department of Health in Polk encourages women to visit their healthcare provider to be screened for cervical cancer and learn more about preventing cervical cancer through lifestyle change and vaccination. It is important for women to know their health status and attend regular health checkups.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cervical cancer used to be the leading cause of cancer death in women in the United States. However, this has decreased significantly over the last 40 years largely due to women receiving regular screenings that identifies cervical precancer before it develops into cancer. Women are encouraged to get screened regularly, beginning at age 21, and by receiving appropriate follow-up care.

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