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January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, and Niobrara Community Hospital wants you to know that there’s a lot you can do to prevent cervical cancer. Each year, more than 11,000 women in the United States get cervical cancer.
HPV (human papillomavirus) is a very common infection that spreads through sexual activity, and it causes almost all cases of cervical cancer. About 79 million Americans currently have HPV, but many people with HPV don’t know they are infected.
The good news?
The HPV vaccine (shot) can prevent HPV.
Cervical cancer can often be prevented with regular screening tests and follow-up care.
In honor of National Cervical Health Awareness Month, Niobrara Community Hospital encourages:
Women to start getting regular cervical cancer screenings at age 21
Parents to make sure pre-teens get the HPV vaccine at age 11 or 12
Teens and young adults also need to get the HPV vaccine if they didn’t get it as pre-teens. Women up to age 26 and men [ more ]
Suicide the Ripple Effect (Movie)
December 6th, Thursday – High School Auditorium
6:30–for the community
Babysitting provided by Close up kids, available for free.
Contact: Tammy Ceaglske, Social worker for questions #334-4000 ext. 268