January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, and the Heart of the Rockies
Regional Medical Center
Foundation is partnering with Planned Parenthood and Chaffee County Public
Health to raise awareness of the importance of regular preventive screening.
The HRRMC Foundation is sponsoring a women’s health information booth
on Tuesday, Jan. 23, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the hospital’s main
lobby, 1000 Rush Dr., Salida. HRRMC gynecologist Dr. Terri Rosenbaum and
Planned Parenthood nurse practitioner Karen Adamson will be available
to answer questions and help women determine what testing or screenings
are appropriate for them.
According to the American Cancer Society, about 13,240 new cases of invasive
cervical cancer will be diagnosed in 2018; 4,170 of which will result
in death. Cervical cancer is highly preventable with regular screening
tests and appropriate follow-up care. It can also be successfully treated
when found early.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (719) 207-2088.