Your Health Connection for January features a look at current issues and possibilities with regards to cervical cancer. January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, and CCRTD and WCLK will bring you a conversation you or your loved ones can use to help cause healthy outcomes.
Host(and cancer survivor)JaQuitta Williams was joined by Emory University Researcher and Professor Dr. Lisa Flowers, as well as cervical cancer survivor Jennifer Culbertson and care-giver Sand Davis, who took care of her late mother through her battle with cervical cancer. They took your phone calls and tweets Wednesday, January 18, from 6-7pm.
If you would like to read about some current issues regarded to cervical cancer, here are some resources:
Home tests for HPV could identify cancer risk.
Barriers to Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Among Teens Examined http://www.medindia.net/news/barriers-to-human-papillomavirus-vaccination-among-teens-examined-128339-1.htm
Preliminary results find African-American women disadvantaged when it comes to HPV vaccines http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/268067.php
Growing number of young adults with oropharyngeal cancer linked to HPV http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130924103016.htm
Your Health Connection is made possible by the Center For Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development at Clark Atlanta University and the National Institutes of Health. For more information about CCRTD, click here.