October is Breast Cancer month, November is Men's Cancer Month, and January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, so make sure you get checked out ladies.

According to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment approximately 12,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer every year in the United States.  Of those 12,000 about 4,000 die.  January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month and doctors are encouraging women to get pap smears every three years as a preventive measure.

Women ages 21-64, who are eligible, are offered free screenings from the Women’s Wellness Connection.  You can find out what clinics are offering free exams here.

For more information about Cervical Cancer and what you need to be aware of, check out National Cervical Cancer Coalition website.

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