January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month.
Before the development of the Pap test, cervical cancer was one of the most common causes of cancer death for American women. As an available, accepted, and cost-effective screening test, the Pap test can detect cervical cancer early when treatment is most effective. If women receive regular screenings, the Pap test can detect cervical cell changes before they become cancerous.
Help is available for qualifying women age 40 and older who are in need of breast or cervical screening tests. The Maine CDC Cancer Prevention and Control programs can provide information about cancer screening tests as well as resources for free cancer screenings.
Interested women are encouraged to call 1-800-350-5180 or 1-207-287-8068. TTY users should call Maine Relay at 711.
For more information, visit http://go.usa.gov/ZpFh