The CMA Foundation is launching the California Cervical Cancer Free Campaign to raise awareness about cervical cancer and reduce the rate of this disease in California.
All women are susceptible to cervical cancer, which is the 10th most common cancer diagnosed among California women. Each year, about 1,400 California women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and 400 die from this disease.
Because cervical cancer mortality varies significantly by race/ethnicity, successful campaigns to reduce and eliminate cervical cancer must address the language and cultural needs of all women. The foundation will work with clinicians serving a large segment of patients from diverse communities, patient groups, and community organizations to increase screening and vaccinations so that every woman can be protected from cervical cancer.
"With proven prevention methods, including the new HPV vaccine, regular screenings, and stronger public awareness, we have a tremendous opportunity to do even more to curb the devastating effects of cervical cancer," says Carol Lee, Esq., president and CEO of the CMA Foundation.
Contact: Elissa Maas, 916/779-6624 or firstname.lastname@example.org.