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Pap test awareness week


October 24-30 is Pap Test Awareness Week and the Cervical Screening Initiatives will be launching a new look and a new slogan.

     October 24-30 is Pap Test Awareness Week and the Cervical Screening Initiatives will be launching a new look and a new slogan; “Cervical Screening Initiatives, Get With The Program, Have A Pap Test!”
     The Pap smear takes only a few minutes and done yearly can save a woman’s life. No women should die from this disease. However, in Newfoundland and Labrador the mortality rate of cervical cancer is more than double the national rate.
     During Pap Test Awareness Week physicians are encouraged to take the opportunity to offer a quick health reminder to women in their practice or provide a brochure to help raise the awareness of the importance of yearly Pap screening.
     There will be many health information messages, displays and activities during Pap Test Awareness Week. If you would like to access any of our educational resources such as brochures, posters or displays please call our Provincial Coordinating Office at 866-643-8719.


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