January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. This month focuses on the prevention of cervical cancer to help eliminate and reduce the prevalence of the disease. Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable kinds of cancers, however 12,000 women in the US are diagnosed each year, with 4,000 women dying from the disease. It is the second most prevalent type of cancer for women in the US, but with proper, early detection it is normally very treatable and preventable.
What is cervical cancer?