January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. Bland County Medical Clinic would like to take the opportunity to help raise awareness about how women can help protect themselves against HPV (human papillomavirus) and cervical cancer. The following infograph provided by the Department of Health & Human Services provides valuable information on how proper screening & vaccination can help to save lives.
From HPV Immunizations to PAP tests, the providers of Bland County Medical Clinic have the knowledge and expertise to help prevent Cervical Cancer and HPV. The clinic also provides primary care and urgent care. Call (276) 688-4331 to speak with a friendly staff member. Or, visit the website to learn more about their services.
January is Cervical
Health Awareness Month, and Bland County Medical Clinic wants you to know that there’s a lot you
can do to prevent cervical cancer. Each year, more than 11,000 women in the
United States get cervical cancer.
papillomavirus) is a very common infection that spreads through sexual
activity, and it causes almost all cases of cervical cancer. About 79 million
Americans currently have HPV, but many people with HPV don’t know they are
The good news?
The HPV vaccine (shot) can prevent HPV.
Cervical cancer can often be prevented with regular screening
tests and follow-up care.
Women to start getting regular cervical cancer screenings at age
Parents to make sure pre-teens get the HPV vaccine at age 11 or
Teens and young adults
also need to get the HPV vaccine if they didn’t get it as pre-teens. Women up
to age 26 and men up to age 21 can still get the vaccine.
Thanks to the health
care reform law, you and your family members may be able to get these services
at no cost to you. Check with your insurance company to learn more.
Taking small steps can help keep you safe and healthy.
Bland County Medical Clinic in Bastian, VA, has provided patients with top-notch primary care for over 38 years. If you’re looking for a family medical clinic that believes in preventative medicine, personalized care, and embracing friendly bedside manner within a state-of-the-art facility, call today at (276) 688-4331 to schedule your first appointment. For more information on the services they provide from urgent care to diabetes treatment, visit their website.