EDUCATING ABOUT VACCINES AND SCREENINGS
January is cervical cancer awareness month
SAVE THE DATE!
Thursday, March 14th
- Wednesday, January 16, 2019 An Educational Intervention to Improve HPV Vaccination: A Cluster Randomized Trial
- Tuesday, January 15, 2019 How Artificial Intelligence Can Detect Cervical Cancer
- Tuesday, January 8, 2019 Too Few Women Getting Cervical Cancer Screening
- Friday, January 4, 2019 Women With Select Subtypes of HPV at Higher Risk for Developing High-Grade Cervical Cancer
- Wednesday, December 26, 2018 Hokies and Hoos take on cervical cancer treatment
Did you know?
Cervical cancer is the 2nd most frequent cancer in women in the world.
In the US, 10,700 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer annually and almost 30% of those diagnosed will die from it.
Almost all cervical and anal cancer are caused by Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the USA.
HPV also causes nearly 39,000 cases of cancer of the tongue/tonsils/throat, cervix, anus, penis, vagina and vulva.
Many HPV-related cancers are essentially preventable with screenings and vaccination.