Regular screenings key to cervical we...

Regular screenings key to cervical wellness

There are 1 comment on the The Tennessean story from Jan 7, 2014, titled Regular screenings key to cervical wellness. In it, The Tennessean reports that:

When Tammy Carney, 52, went to see her gynecologist in October 2012, she was sure she was going through menopause.

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#1 Jan 8, 2014
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, all women are at risk for cervical cancer, but it occurs most often after age 30. It is considered the most preventable female cancer, yet 12,000 new cases are diagnosed in the United States each year.

“The problem in the U.S. is that the people who are developing cervical cancer are in areas where they are not getting regular screening,” says Dr. Dineo Khabele, assistant professor of cancer biology, obstetrics and gynecology at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.“Tennessee has some of the highest rates of cervical cancer and cervical cancer deaths in the United States, and a disproportionate burden is among Latina and African-American women, and rural white women. And this is primarily due to lack of regular screenings.”

So according to the above txt, men will be screened for prostate cancer, they are more at risk then women, answer no...

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