January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month and Cobb & Douglas Public Health (CDPH) wants to help protect its residents from Cervical Cancer, one of the leading preventable cancers diagnosed in Georgia women.

According to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2015 report, 12,845 new cases of Cervical Cancer were reported, and 4,175 women died of Cervical Cancer in the United States.

“Women in Cobb and Douglas counties are at risk of developing cervical cancer because they aren’t getting Pap Tests at the recommended rate of every three years after the age of 21,” said Dawn Krahwinkel, Deputy Director, Clinical Services for CDPH.

CDPH offers Pap Tests and screenings, many of which are offered to women at little to no cost (depending on income) through the CDPH Breast & Cervical Cancer Prevention (BCCP) program.

For more information about the BCCP program at CDPH, visit www.cobbanddouglaspublichealth.org/ or call 770-514-2300.

About Cobb & Douglas Public Health:
Cobb & Douglas Public Health, along with the Georgia Department of Public Health, has been committed to the mission of “Healthier Lives. Healthier Community.” since 1920. We are dedicated to improving our residents’ quality of life by tracking and preventing the spread of disease, promoting health and safety, providing exceptional medical services, and ensuring that our community is prepared for public health emergencies. For more information, visit www.cobbanddouglaspublichealth.org.