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Preventing HPV cancer in communities of color
Cervical cancer was once the leading cause of cancer death for women in the United States. Now it is the most preventable of all of the female cancers. Yet cervical cancer affects women of color and their communities more than their white counterparts. Black women are more likely to die from cervical cancer than women of other races or ethnicities.
Hispanic women and HPV cancer prevention
While cervical cancer is the most preventable of all female cancers, Hispanic women have the highest rates of cervical cancer in the United States. For every 100,000 women living in the U.S., about 11 Hispanic women are diagnosed with cervical cancer, compared to only seven non-Hispanic women.
Get your kids HPV vaccine now to prevent cancer later
As one mom knows all too well, cervical cancer can be devastating. And the connection between vaccinating kids now to protect them from cancer later isn't lost on her. "I tell everyone to get their children the HPV vaccine series to protect them from these kinds of cancers..."
- English [17 KB, 1 page] NEW JAN 2013
Preteen and Teen Vaccines
Leaving their lunch at home, forgetting to get a permission slip signed, suddenly needing a ride somewhere after school... you knew there would be days like this. But did you know that preteens and teens continue to need vaccinations to protect them against serious diseases?
Will you protect your daughters against cervical cancer?
Say YES to protecting your daughter against cervical cancer by making sure she gets the HPV vaccine.
HPV vaccines offer disease protection pre-teens can grow into—now for girls and boys
When it comes to their kids, parents are always planning. Healthy dinners. Safe HPV vaccines offer disease protection preteens can grow into—now for girls and boys. One plan that's easy to make could have a tremendous benefit, even saving a life. That's planning to have preteens vaccinated against HPV, the leading cause of cervical cancer in women.
- Flu Vaccine Recommended for Almost Everyone [48 KB, 2 pages]
An annual flu vaccination is the best way to prevent the flu and the flu-related complications that could lead to hospitalization and even death. Health experts across the country recommend that everyone 6 months and older get a flu vaccine.
- Don't Wait – Vaccinate [183 KB, 2 pages]
The flu is unpredictable, and can affect us when we least expect it. If you or your friends get the flu, the results could be missed classes, missed work, or far worse. Even if you are generally a healthy person, you can get sick from the flu.
Pertussis (Whooping cough): Without booster vaccine, preteens at risk for lengthy, disruptive illness
Whooping cough—or pertussis—is a serious and very contagious respiratory disease that can cause long, violent coughing fits and the characteristic "whooping" sound that follows when a person gasps for air. Whooping cough has been on the rise in preteens and teens. In 2009, a quarter of the 16,858 cases of pertussis reported in the United States were among 10- through 19-year-olds.
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