Cervical Cancer Awareness

A pap smear lasts 5 minutes. The impact of Cervical Cancer lasts a lifetime.

Did you know that Shasta County has one of the highest death rates from all types of cancer in California? For women, breast and cervical cancer make up a big part of this high death rate in our county. If you live in Shasta County, the data says that for various reasons, you have a higher chance of coming down with breast and/or cervical cancer compared to most other counties in California. See picture below.

However, there are things you can do to prevent or to detect cervical cancer at its earliest stages that greatly increase your chances of survival. A big part of prevention and early detection is getting a Pap smear during your Women’s Health Exam. 

At your next appointment, please speak with your clinician to find out if you are due for a potentially lifesaving Pap smear. If they do not do this test themselves, or if you prefer a female clinician to perform the test, we have a Women’s Health Clinic with female clinicians available Monday-Thursday at our main center. All you need to do is ask! 

If you don't want to wait until your next appointment, you can call (530) 246-5710 to schedule your Pap smear. We will be happy to help you. Also, don’t be surprised to get a text from us reminding you to get this important test done.

January and February are Cervical Cancer Screening Months at SCHC. Don’t be a statistic - get your Pap done! 

Call (530) 246-5710 today to schedule!

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