Hey Ladies! Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of the fight against cervical cancer and take control of your health. Mark your calendars for Cervical Cancer Awareness Week from October 24 to 30, 2010.
During the last week of October, participating clinics all over B.C. will offer drop-in times for women who are due for their Pap tests. You can book an appointment or just drop-in during this campaign to receive your Pap test. Last year’s campaign saw almost 500 women receive a Pap test, most of which had not been tested far too long.
Every year, in Canada, 1,300 to 1,500 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and almost 400 women die of this disease. Increased screening for cervical cancer through Pap test has led to a tremendous reduction in the number of cases and deaths from the disease each year. Still, far too many women do not receive their regular Pap test and are dying needlessly from this largely preventable cancer.
Getting a regular Pap test is one of the most important things you can do to protect yourself against cervical cancer. They only take a few minutes and can help save your life.
To help protect the ladies in your life by spreading the word about the Pap Test Campaign and Cervical Cancer Awareness Week please distribute the Campaign Poster.
I’ll be in touch soon with more news about the work being done in B.C. to keep our communities free of cervical cancer.
Research Program Manager
BC HPV Research Group
Women’s Health Research Institute