January 8, 2018
Nearly 13,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year.
The cervical cancer incidence rate in Washington County Maryland is 10.4, well above the Healthy People target of 7.2.
Cervical cancer occurs most often in women over age 30, but all women are at risk.
Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is responsible for 70% of cervical cancer cases.
Risk factors for cervical cancer include:
Having HIV or other conditions that effect the immune system.
Using oral contraceptives (birth control pills) for more than 5 years.
Having given birth to 3 or more children.
Having several sexual partners.
Screening and early detection saves lives!
Begin regular Pap tests at age 21.
Pap test every 3 years until age 65.
Pap test with HPV testing at age 30.
Information about cervical cancer screening, diagnosis and other resources are available through the Maryland Breast and Cervical Cancer Awareness Program:
January 1, 2018
November 11-17 is National Nurse Practitioner Week
November 10, 2018
Preventing and Controlling Misuse and Abuse of Controlled Prescription Drugs
August 15, 2018
The Medication Reflex: Creating a Culture of Substance Dependence
August 8, 2018
Substance Abuse and Child Mental Health: Are We Contributing to a Problem We are Trying to Solve?
July 16, 2018
Beyond the substance abuse epidemic: the consequence ripple to children and youth
July 9, 2018
May 6-12 is National Nurses Week
May 5, 2018
National Public Health Week is April 2-8, 2018
April 5, 2018
How did We do with the Flu for 2017-2018
March 3, 2018
February is American Heart Month
February 6, 2018
Tracking 2017-2018 Flu Activity
February 3, 2018