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Cervical cancer preventable, easily detected
Thousand Oaks Acorn

The California Medical Association Foundation has joined forces with other health advocates across the nation to promote Cervical Health Awareness Month in January.

Cervical cancer is the second most common form of cancer worldwide and causes 250,000 deaths a year, including 4,000 in the United States. Each year, nearly 1,400 California women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and 400 die from the disease.