January Cancer Awareness
For Amy, having each of her three children vaccinated against Human Papillomavirus (HPV) was a no-brainer. Known to cause nearly all cases of cervical cancer, HPV can also lead to other diseases including genital cancers and genital warts.
Despite the known dangers, vaccination rates across the U.S. remain low with fewer than 40 percent of girls and just over 21 percent of boys having received the vaccine.
January marks Cervical Health Awareness month — read Amy's first-hand account and familiarize yourself with the benefits of the vaccine.
Buffalo/Niagara Witness Project
Educates participants on early cancer detection through stories told by breast and cervical cancer survivors in churches and community settings.
New York State Cancer Services Program
Provides breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screenings and diagnostic services at NO COST to women and men who meet certain eligibility requirements.