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January Patient Newsletter

What is Cervical Cancer? 

Cancer is a disease in which cells in the body grow out of control. When cancer starts in the cervix, it is called cervical cancer. The cervix is part of a woman’s reproductive system. 

Who is at Risk?

  • All women are at risk for cervical cancer. 
  • It often occurs in women over the age of 30. 
  • Having a long-lasting infection with certain types of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) increases your risk. 

What Should You Know?

  • Cervical cancer can often be prevented. 
  • Getting a pap smear and vaccinated (shots) for the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) are the best ways to keep from getting the disease. 
  • Cervical cancer is easier to cure when found and treated early. 

Services Available at SCHC

Shasta Community Health Center has a women’s health clinic with female clinicians who can give you a pap smear. Appointments are available Monday through Thursday. 
Call (530) 246-5710 to schedule a visit. Most insurances cover this for free. 

Patient Education Workshops Are Back!

Did you know at SCHC we offer free health workshops for the community? 

Join us for the Healthier Living Virtual Workshop Series! 

This is an award-winning program developed by the Self-Management Resource Center to help you better manage chronic health conditions and live a happier, healthier life. 

When: 

  • January 21, 2021, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Each workshop is 2.5 hours once a week for 7 weeks. 
  • *You must reserve a space for this workshop as space is limited.*

All workshops meet virtually, as we are unable to offer in-person workshops at this time. You must have internet or cellular connection on a computer, smartphone, or tablet that has a camera as well as two-way audio. We must be able to see and hear you. 

To learn more about other virtual workshops series offered at SCHC, visit our Patient Education & Health Promotion page

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