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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 HPV are the best ways to keep from getting the disease. 
  • Doctors can now test for the HPV that are most likely to cause cervical cancer at the same time as the pap smear. 
  • If you have an abnormal HPV or pap smear result this will lead to further tests which can diagnose cervical cancer. 
  • 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 insurance cover this for free. 

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic 

Join us for a FREE vaccine clinic on Friday, January 14th! The COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine and booster will be available for anyone 5 years old and up. This clinic will be held from 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. at 3270 Churn Creek Road. 

Click on the logo below to learn more. 

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