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CDC’s gynecologic cancer awareness campaign

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    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health, is increasing women’s and health care providers’ awareness and knowledge about the major types of gynecologic cancer through its national campaign, Inside Knowledge: Get the Facts About Gynecologic Cancer. This initiative supports the Gynecologic Cancer Education and Awareness Act of 2005, or Johanna’s Law, which was unanimously passed by the U.S. House and Senate (109th Congress) in December of 2006, and signed into law by President George W. Bush on January 12, 2007. Developed and implemented by CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, the campaign: • Providesinformationaboutthefivemajorgynecologiccancers:cervical,ovarian,uterine,vaginal, and vulvar. • DisseminatesmaterialsinEnglishandSpanishconveyingthekeymessagethatwhenmanycancers are found early, treatment is most effective. • Educateswomenandhealthcareprovidersaboutthesignsandsymptomsofgynecologiccancers, screening tests (if available), risk factors, and prevention strategies. Inside_Knowledge_Overview0309.pdf
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