Breast & Cervical Cancer Screenings
In 2017 in the United States, 250,520 new cases of Female Breast Cancer were reported among women, and 42,000 women died of this cancer. For every 100,000 women, 125 new Female Breast Cancer cases were reported and 20 women died of this cancer. For men, the lifetime risk of getting breast cancer is about 1 in 833.
Both men and women are at risk for developing breast cancer. Symptoms of breast cancer can very from person to person, but may include:
New lump in the breast or underarm (armpit)
Thickening or swelling of part of the breast
Irritation or dimpling of breast skin
Redness or flaky skin in the nipple area or the breast
Pulling in of the nipple or pain in the nipple area
Nipple discharge other than breast milk, including blood
Any change in the size or the shape of the breast
Pain in any area of the breast
For more information, see the National Cancer Institute’s Breast Changes and Conditions
In 2017, the latest year for which incidence data are available, in the United States, 12,831 new cases of Cervical Cancer were reported among women, and 4,207 women died of this cancer. For every 100,000 women, 8 new Cervical Cancer cases were reported and 2 women died of this cancer.
Symptoms of cervical cancer are often mild early on in the illness, worsening as the cancer progresses. Advanced cervical cancer may cause bleeding or discharge from the vagina that is not normal for you. Infection with the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) greatly increases your risk for developing cervical cancer.
Screenings & Vaccination
For young girls, the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine can dramatically reduce the risks of developing cervical cancer in adulthood. For young boys, the HPV vaccine can reduce the risk of contracting and transmitting the virus later in life. Call the Morgan County Health Department at (740) 962-4572 to set up a vaccination appointment.
If you suspect you may be showing symptoms of breast cancer or cervical cancer, speak with your doctor to set up a breast cancer screening. You may also contact National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program to find out if you qualify for a free or low-cost mammogram and Pap test. Call 1 (800) 4-CANCER or visit www.cdc.gov/cancer/nbccedp/.
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