Happy Cervical Cancer Awareness Month!

Updated: Jan 31

January is a special time of the year. For some members at the Center, this is a time to look back on what went well and decide on new resolutions for the new year. For others, this month holds a greater significance; we know that for many cancer survivors, this is a time to be grateful for the gift of life.

January is also Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, and at the Center for Global Women's Health Technologies, we are both motivated and inspired by our mission: to make cancer diagnosis, prevention, and treatment more accessible and effective for women around the world.

On Wednesday, January 29th, the Center hosted an event for the Duke University community to spread awareness on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cervical cancer. We had a wonderful time!

Students asked pertinent questions such as: Should men get the HPV vaccine? And, Is cervical cancer hereditary?

The HPV vaccine is the best way for men to prevent the spread the cancer-causing Human Papillomavirus (HPV). Additionally, cervical cancer is not hereditary. Unlike breast and ovarian cancers, cervical cancer is caused by HPV.

Although Cervical Cancer Awareness Month is coming to a close, we look forward to fighting the scourge that is cervical cancer for the rest of 2020 and beyond!

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