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FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IN ORANGE COUNTY ENCOURAGES REGULAR SCREENING FOR CERVICAL CANCER PREVENTION
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FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IN ORANGE COUNTY ENCOURAGES REGULAR SCREENING FOR CERVICAL CANCER PREVENTION

Contact:Kent DonahueKent.Donahue@flhealth.gov407-858-1472Orlando, FL – During Cervical Health Awareness Month, the Florida Department of Health in Orange County (DOH-Orange) encourages women to visit their health care provider to be screened for cervical cancer, and learn more about preventing cervical cancer through lifestyle change and vaccination.The National Cervical Cancer Coalition states that roughly 13,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year. Nearly all cervical cancers are caused by Human Papillomavirus (HPV), which is a common virus that is passed from one person to another during sexual activity.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to reduce risk or prevent cervical cancer women should:Get the HPV vaccine betwe...