January is Cervical Health Awareness Month...
This is more important than you realize.
Each year, more than 13,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in the United States. Yet cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers today. In most cases cervical cancer can be prevented through early detection and treatment of abnormal cell changes that occur in the cervix years before cervical cancer develops.
The National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC) was founded in 1996 as a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to serving women with, or at risk for, cervical cancer and HPV disease. In 2011, NCCC merged with American Sexual Health Association (ASHA), a nonprofit with a long history of educating and raising awareness on sexual health issues. The NCCC has thousands of members around the world, and chapters across the U.S.
To help women, family members and caregivers battle the personal issues related to cervical cancer and HPV and to advocate for cervical health in all women by promoting prevention through education about early vaccination, Pap testing and HPV testing when recommended.
- Support services for NCCC local chapters whose mission is to educate their community about HPV and cervical health issues.
- Free materials that educate about HPV and cervical health, including cervical cancer.
- Tools for prevention, detection and screening awareness.
- Quilt project – Quilts that travel the country and help to place a personal face on the battle against cervical cancer.
- Extensive outreach during Cervical Health Awareness Month in January.
Get involved! Become a social media NCCC ambassador! (click here)
Educational materials to help inform your population:
Free from NCCC
NCCC offers fact sheets about HPV and cervical cancer topics available free for download. These copyrighted materials may be reproduced but are not intended for commercial use or resale.
- About NCCC
- HPV and Cervical Cancer Fact Sheet (“HPV and Cervical Cancer:What you need to know”)
- HPV and Cervical Cancer Screening: Questions and Answers
Useful websites from the NCCC for Information on HPV and Cervical Cancer:
AMERICAN SEXUAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION
Sign up for Google alerts to stay apprised of articles about cervical cancer.
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION
DIRECTOR’S CONSUMER LIAISON GROUP (DCLG)
FIND A GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGIST
GYNECOLOGIC CANCER FOUNDATION
NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE - CERVICAL CANCER PAGE
STAND UP TO CANCER
TAMIKA AND FRIENDS
THE YELLOW UMBRELLA