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Cervical Health Awareness

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January 2, 2014 by inspiritpt

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. Inspirit Therapy Associates wants you to know that there’s a lot you can do to prevent cervical cancer. About 20 million Americans currently have HPV (human papillomavirus), the most common sexually transmitted disease. HPV is a major cause of cervical cancer.

The good news?

  • HPV can be prevented by the HPV vaccine.
  • Cervical cancer can often be prevented with regular screening tests (called Pap tests) and follow-up care.

In honor of National Cervical Health Awareness Month, Inspirit encourages:

  • Women to start getting regular Pap tests at age 21
  • Women to get the HPV vaccine before age 27
  • Parents to make sure their pre-teens get the HPV vaccine at age 11 or 12
  • Men to get the HPV vaccine if you are under age 22

Physical therapist can provide physical activity during and after cancer treatment that can help reduce stress, prevent fatigue and improve overall quality-of-life after treatment.

For more information, visit inspiritpt.com or call 920.338.9670 to schedule an appointment. 

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