|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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