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National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

Hello people. Long time no convo. The holidays and the crazy that is this time of year got to be a little much, hence the unplanned hiatus. I’m back now, still sleep deprived and looney but here nonetheless. NYE came and went. What did you do? Can’t remember? Lol. I’ve been good, sober as a nun and quiet as a churchmouse trying to turn over a few new leaves. I don’t get into the practice of making new years resolutions, but I have promised myself that I will be making it a top priority to stay in good health. Your girl is a long time serial procrastinator, often neglecting to tend to all those little doctor’s appointments and health matters until a big flashing red flag peeks out and slaps me in the face. It’s a bad thing and it’s definitely gonna have to stop. 🙂 I realized yesterday (during my late-as-hell attempt to alter my class schedule) that January marks the beginning of the new year, a new decade, and also national cervical cancer awareness month.

*What is Cervical Health Awareness Month? The United States Congress designated January as Cervical Health Awareness Month. During January, you may wish to highlight issues related to cervical cancer, HPV disease and the importance of early detection. Some of the issues you may wish to highlight are personal stories of women and family members/caregivers battling issues related to their persistent HPV/precancer and/or cervical cancer. You may wish to highlight recent advances and research in the prevention, detection and treatment of cervical cancer or HPV. You can highlight the success of your local/regional early detection cervical cancer screening and treatment programs and human-interest stories on the importance of early detection, education and the emotional issues related to battling cervical cancer and HPV.*

Brothers, sisters, mothers and others, make sure the women in your life keep their health in check. Rock the turquoise this month, take a loved one to the doctor and educate yourself more on these issues, as they could one day be life-saving.