February is National Cancer Prevention Month

Beverly Cantrell - February 16, 2022 10:52 am

Oklahoma State Department of Health-
February is National Cancer Prevention Month. There is only one vaccine that is proven to prevent cancer – the HPV vaccine. Human papillomavirus (HPV) impacts both men and women.
Cervical cancer is the most common HPV-associated cancer among women, and oropharyngeal cancers (cancers of the back of the throat) are the most common among men.
Ask your doctor today about getting the HPV vaccine to protect yourself from HPV-associated cancers.
For more information about services offered locally call the Kay County Health Department, 433 Fairview in Ponca City at 762-1641 and in Blackwell, 1706 S. Main at 580-363-5520. The Ponca City location is open Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. The Blackwell location is open Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00 am to noon and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. 
 

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