Without Shame: Raising Awareness For Cervical Cancer

Local Non-Profit Health Centers Urge Women to Get Cervical Cancer Screenings this January

 

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22, 2019 – January is cervical cancer awareness month and QueensCare Health Centers is looking to educate women and reduce shame about the deadly disease that annually, claims the lives of nearly 13,000 women, but is preventable.

 

“Cervical cancer can be prevented, but women need to be vaccinated against the human papilloma virus (HPV) and schedule the Pap smears.” said Nurse Practitioner Cornelia Dangla Cruz at QueensCare Health Centers. “Routine Pap tests can detect the signs of cervical cancer early on and allow for treatment before the cancer grows.

 

“Unfortunately, women from some ethnic groups experience shame during well woman exams, we can’t stress enough the importance of these screenings. Early detection is key in finding precancerous cells early giving the patient the greatest chance of being cancer free.

 

QueensCare Health Centers offers well women exams at their Eagle Rock, Echo Park, Hollywood, East LA health centers. For more information on well women’s exams and cervical cancer prevention, please call (323) 635-1140 or visit queenscarehealthcenters.org.

 

About QueensCare Health Centers

Founded in 1998, QueensCare Health Centers is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that provides affordable healthcare to low-income and uninsured Los Angeles residents at five health centers located throughout Los Angeles. Originally founded by the Franciscan Sisters of Sacred Heart in 1897, QueensCare Health Centers continues this mission by providing preventative and direct care to Los Angeles area communities in need. For more information on the services they provide go to queenscarehealthcenters.org or call (323) 635-1140.

 

CONTACT:

Stephen Gregg: (714) 350-7670 / steve@resin-creative.com

Carmen Villanueva: (323) 428-5494 / cvillanueva@queenscare.org