More than 12,000 new cases of invasive cervical cancer will be diagnosed in women in the United States this year and over 4,000 women will die from the disease. The American Cancer Society recommends that all women should begin cervical cancer testing (screening) at age 21. Women aged 21 to 29, should have a Pap test every 3 years.
To help promote early detection, Randolph Health Cancer Center, Cone Health Cancer Center and Central Carolina Women’s Center will be hosting a free cervical cancer screening on Friday, April 28th, 2017 from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. at Central Carolina Women’s Center, 136 S. Park St., Asheboro.
The screening is open to all women who are 21 years of age and older who meet the following criteria:
This screening is one of Randolph Health Cancer Center’s community education events that is offered each month on a variety of health-related topics.
- Women who are sexually active or have been sexually active, or have never had a pap smear or have not had a pap smear within the last three years.
- Women who do not have insurance or cannot afford to see a physician.