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Screenings are key to beating cancer

Published: 2:42 PM, 11/26/2012

Author: Michael Thomason
Source: The Monroe County Advocate

MADISONVILLE-Cervical cancer is a disease that can strike a woman at any age, but it is immensely treatable and CHOTA Health Services want to make it possible for the disease to be treated early.

CHOTA recently received a $55,000 grant from the Health Resources Services Administration, a part of the Department of Health and Human Services, and Outreach Director Carrie Chapman is making it her mission to let women in Monroe County know what cervical cancer is and how a simple screening can literally make the difference between life and death.

"We want women in the county take advantage of this program," Chapman said. "We're concentrating on women between the ages of 24-64, but all ages are welcome. We want to reach those who aren't taking advantage of the screenings and let them know it's available and can make a huge difference."

CHOTA CEO Puspa Das said, "We've always offered the screenings, but now we can have Carrie go out in the public and let people know we're doing it. And as always, CHOTA is open to everyone, regardless of income or insurance. We're interested in making sure you stay healthy."

See full story in the Sunday, Nov. 25, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.

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