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January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month!
Cervical Cancer is a cancer that forms in the tissues of the cervix. It’s typically slow-growing, which, unfortunately, means it may not produce any symptoms. For this reason, doctors recommend that women regularly get a Pap test. This procedure is one of the only ways that cervical cancer can be detected.
Statistics: In 2014, about 12,900 new cases of cervical cancer will be diagnosed. Out of those 12,900 people, 4,100 women will die from cervical cancer.
Cervical cancer was one of the most common causes of cancer-death for American women this past year. But there is good news! Over the past 30 years, the death rate has gone down by more than 50%!
When are you at risk? This type of cancer typically develops around midlife, most cases being found in women who are younger than 50. However, 15% of cervical cancer can be found in women over 65, so it is important to get regular tests to screen for cancer.
Risk Factors: Like any cancer, these risk factors can greatly decrease your chance of developing cervical cancer. However, individuals who do not engage in any of these risk factors still have a chance of being diagnosed. Some risk factors include: many sexual partners, early sexual activity, STDs, a weak immune system, and smoking.
In 2014, we raised over $100,000 for cancer research – $50,000 of that going to the Stand Up to Cancer Organization. In 2015, we want to increase that number to $200,000 so that we increase the chance of finding a cure for cancer!
The color of cervical cancer awareness is teal. To honor cervical cancer fighters, survivors, & warriors, we have created a special Cervical Health Awareness Month original teal bracelet that you can purchase from our online store.
When you purchase this bracelet, you are supporting cancer awareness! 50% of proceeds are being donated to various cancer research organizations that are working hard to find a cure.
Check out some of our other teal jewelry found in our online store!
Let’s conquer cancer together, improve the lives of those affected by cancer, & beat cancer so that others won’t have to experience this terrible disease!
Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to show your teal support for Cervical Cancer Awareness Month! If you take a Raise Awareness Selfie and tag @SaintVintage in your post, you will get 10% off your next jewelry purchase!