Navigation Links
VA Maryland Health Care System Encourages A Cervical Cancer Screening Month Resolution
Date:1/8/2016

A Cervical Cancer Screening Month Resolution
Attention all women! You may want to consider scheduling a pap smear as part of your New Year’s resolutions! January is Cervical Cancer Screening Month. A pap smear can find abnormal cells that may indicate cervical cancer. Screening for cervical cancer using the pap test has decreased the number of new cases of cervical cancer and the number of deaths due to cervical cancer since 1950.

The VA Maryland Health Care System encourages all women veterans enrolled for VA health care to get tested for cervical cancer. Women aged 21 to 65, as well as those at high risk, are candidates for pap smear screening. Detecting cervical cancer in its earliest stages greatly improves survival rates. More than 90 percent of women can survive cervical cancer when it is localized and caught early. Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is the major risk factor for development of cervical cancer.
Other risk factors for cervical cancer include:

  •     Chronic Human Papilloma Virus infection
  •     Having many sexual partners
  •     Having first sexual intercourse at a young age
  •     Smoking cigarettes
  •     Having a weakened immune system

Here are some ways to reduce cervical cancer risk:

  •     Limit the number of sexual partners and use condoms or diaphragms every time you have sex.
  •     Don’t smoke.
  •     Get regular pap smears to detect any precancerous cells.
  •     If you are under 26, consider the HPV vaccination.

The good news:

  • It is the easiest gynecological cancer to prevent with regular screening tests and follow up.
  •      It is highly treatable when found early.

Early detection can be lifesaving. For more information on cervical cancer or to schedule a pap smear, veterans should contact the Women Veterans Clinic at 1-800-463-6295, extension 4981. At the VA Maryland Health Care System’s Women’s Clinic, comprehensive primary, mental health and specialty care services are available.

Editor’s Note: Dr. Catherine A. Staropoli, FACP, chief of Women’s Health for the VA Maryland Health Care System, is available as a subject matter expert on cervical cancer. Zelda McCormick, the Women’s Health program manager, can speak about issues pertaining to the Women Veterans Health Program. For more information or to speak with either Dr. Staropoli or Ms. McCormick, please contact Rosalia Scalia, Public & Community Relations, VA Maryland Health Care System, at (410) 605-7464, or via e-mail at rosalia.scalia(at)va.gov.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/01/prweb13157037.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2016 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved


Related medicine news :

1. SC&H Capital Transaction with Southern Maryland Hospital Center Wins ACG Maryland’s Deal of the Year for “Services and Other” Category
2. ConceiveAbilities Expands Its Surrogacy Program to Include Florida, Ohio, Maryland, and More
3. Chad Egresi Named New Director of Graduate Admissions for Maryland University of Integrative Health
4. Bilateral Biomet Hip Implants Cause Maryland Man Severe Pain, Elevated Metal Ion Levels, and Revision Surgeries, Alleges Lawsuit Filed by Parker Waichman LLP
5. Metro Maryland Ostomy Association, Inc. Is Pleased to Announce the Launch of Its New Flagship Project, "IT GUTS BETTER" in Concert with Our 40th Anniversary Celebration
6. Annapolis, Maryland Chocoholic, Adam Green, Advocates Xocai's "Change Your Chocolate" Success to Demand for Raw Blueberry in Yokohama Japan and Kaohsiung Taiwan
7. U of Maryland study: Partnership may help address cancer, health disparities
8. NIH awards $10.7 million to University of Maryland School of Medicine
9. Mercy Ranked Nationally in Three Medical Specialties, Named No. 2 in Maryland by U.S. News and World Report (2014-2015)
10. Maryland Laser Skin and Vein to Volunteer at National LPGA Events
11. Leading Maryland Behavioral Health Treatment and Services Provider, Walden, Earns Coveted CARF Accreditation
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/21/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Hospital M&A activity slowed in the second quarter of 2017, ... rose to 23 in the second quarter, up 15% from the 20 publicly announced ... deals in the year-ago second quarter. Only four of the transactions disclosed a purchase ...
(Date:7/21/2017)... ... July 21, 2017 , ... MedMatchPlus+ has launched a ... acceptance to a residency in a United States hospital. Being accepted into a ... , According to data released by the ECFMG®, every year, 50 percent of ...
(Date:7/21/2017)... CANADA (PRWEB) , ... July 21, 2017 , ... ... torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) offer patients improved quality of life five years ... for Sports Medicine’s Annual Meeting in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The study followed ...
(Date:7/20/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... July 20, ... ... provider of enterprise-grade IT operations analytics and application performance monitoring (APM) solutions, ... world’s largest healthcare services providers. , According to Peter Ohrenberger, sales director ...
(Date:7/20/2017)... ... ... Doctors on Liens, the leading network of medical providers working on a ... Russell Horine, DC to their exclusive list of medical professionals. Horine Chiropractic is a ... the clinic director and his son Dr. Lee Horine and daughter-in-law Dr. Natalie Horine ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/11/2017)... -- Zymo Research Corp., also known as ,The Epigenetics Company, announced today ... a precise manner using the myDNAge ™ test. Based on Horvath,s ... human genetics and biostatistics at the David Geffen School of Medicine ... Research,s proprietary DNAge ™ technology is used to analyze DNA methylation ... ...
(Date:7/11/2017)... July 11, 2017  Dr. Echenberg, founder of Echenberg Institute, is announcing ... patients who suffer from painful intercourse and other painful pelvic pain conditions ... due to menopause. ... VuVatech LLC ... Sarasota, Florida -based start-up company, VuVatech LLC, fills a ...
(Date:7/10/2017)... COLUMBIA, S.C. , July 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... product purchasing and patient support services organization serving ... announced today the launch of four significant, value-added ... into market insights, better manage reimbursement and improve ... Ig and factor therapies. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: