January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. According to the American Cancer Society, women ages 35 to 44 are often diagnosed with the disease. Unfortunately, most don’t learn about the cancer until they’re 50. Some women over the age of 65 also test positive for the disease after cervical cancer screenings. A reported 20 percent of the cases were women who had already experienced menopause.
Ideas to Implement for Cervical Health Awareness Month
Observing the month’s initiative has its benefits. You can easily implement the suggestions listed here in your daily healthcare routine. Scheduling regular visits to your OBGYN allows you to stay on top of your cervical health. If the doctor discovers any abnormalities during an exam, they’ll immediately make you aware of them.
Here are some ways to raise awareness of cervical health:
- Raise money for a non-profit or woman battling cervical cancer. Giving back to your community and the world as a whole is easy. Choose who you want to receive your generous gift and help make cervical cancer treatments more affordable for women in need.
- Pass around flyers, brochures, and other printed information at various health-related events throughout the month. Knowledge is power. The more aware you are about the subject, the better able you are to help others in need. Sharing what you’ve learned in person can be highly beneficial. It allows you to speak candidly on a subject and even ease a woman’s concerns about a cervical exam or even visiting an OBGYN for the first time.
- Share information on social media and ask other people to do the same. Find out what it takes to share information on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok. Make the information shareable, so others want to put it on their walls and feeds. Think of the ripple effect one successful post or video makes when executed correctly.
Cervical health may not be at the forefront of your mind. Cervical Health Awareness Month is your reminder never to forgo a cervical exam. Even if you’re past childbearing age, you’ll want to know that your body is void of disease and disorders. Partnering with your OBGYN is the best way to be proactive about your cervical health.
Set Up an Appointment with Your OBGYN to Have a Cervical Exam
Cervical exams save lives. Schedule yours today with Dr. Ahmadinia. Encourage every woman you know to do the same. Preventative medicine is your greatest line of defense against cervical cancer. By sharing Cervical Health Awareness Month with the people you know, you’re telling them that their health and lives matter to you.