Cer­vi­cal Can­cer Screening

January 16, 2023

Internal Medicine & Primary Care is hosting a Cervical Cancer Screening!

Internal Medicine & Primary Care will be hosting a Cervical Cancer Screening on Friday, February 3, 2023, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Registration is required as space is limited. Call 910-577-4918 to schedule your screening.

Screenings are limited to patients without insurance who are over the age of 30 and have not had a Pap test in the last 5 years.

You can reduce your Cervical Cancer Risk!

  • Get a cervical cancer screening. Talk to your doctor about when you should start getting cervical cancer screening.
  • Get the HPV vaccine. The HPV vaccine can prevent cervical cancer and is recommended for both males and females aged 9 to 26.
  • Know your family health history including cancer illnesses and deaths.
  • Quit tobacco and vaping use. Quitting takes practice! Coaching and medications can triple your chances of quitting for good. Call 1-800-Quit-Now or check out www.QuitLineNC.com for help.
  • Use condoms during sex. HPV, which can cause cervical cancer, is a sexually transmitted virus.
  • Limit your number of sexual partners.
  • Eat Healthy. Eat more fruits and vegetables, drink more water and fewer sugar-sweetened beverages and create meal plans to cook at home.
  • Be physically active. Strive to get at least 30 minutes of physical activity 5 days a week and strength training at least twice a week.