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Better KC: January is Cervical Health Awareness Month

January 14, 2020

About 13,000 women in the U.S. are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

"All women are at risk for cervical cancer," said Dr. Michelle Rowland, a gynecologic oncologist at Saint Luke's Cancer Institute. "Because of this, we recommend taking steps to prevent this in women. and currently, there are good ways we can prevent this in women including both the HPV vaccine and pap smears."

Dr. Rowland explains how much you can lower your risk by taking the proper preventative steps on Better Kansas City.

Watch the full interview below.

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Saint Luke's News: January is Cervical Health Awareness Month
Each year, about 12,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer. We talked to experts at Saint Luke’s Health System about the best ways to prevent and treat it.
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Michelle Rowland, MD, PhD

Gynecologic Oncology, Obstetrics and Gynecology