January Designated as Cervical Cancer Screening and Awareness Month

Thursday, February 2, 2017

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond) joined with the rest of the State Assembly in declaring January Cervical Cancer Screening and Awareness Month. Cervical cancer is the third most common cancer in women and fifth most common cause of cancer deaths worldwide.  Even with coverage available for most women, California still has low cervical cancer screening rates and it is imperative that the state continue to enhance its efforts to reach out to low-income, minority, and uninsured women to ensure they seek access to the cervical screening options available to them. Here’s more from Assemblymember Thurmond in this Assembly Access video.