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Screenings, tests help prevent cervical cancer

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month.

Health officials say there are ways women can decrease their chances of getting cervical cancer with proper screenings and tests.

The Dougherty County Health department has a table in their lobby with information about cervical cancer and related problems such as HPV which can lead to cervical cancer.

"If they fall into that age category is to get the HPV vaccine, which is the Gardasil vaccine. And that's received in our general clinic area. It's recommenced that our young men and women began that at age 11 and it can be given to age 26," said Reproductive Health Manager Karen Baker.

You can stop by the Health Department on South Slappey Boulevard to learn more about cervical cancer and how to prevent it.

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