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#PreventCancerTogether

by CDC_eHealth category: Health

“HPV vax protects your child from cervical and other cancers. Let’s #PreventCancerTogether! RT for cancer prevention http://thndr.me/F68aVF

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 #PreventCancerTogether

If there were a vaccine to prevent a cancer that kills 4,000 women each year, would you get it for your children? 

Cervical cancer was once the leading cause of cancer death for women in the United States. Now, thanks to HPV vaccination and cervical cancer screening, it is the most preventable of all of the female cancers. However, only 6 out of 10 adolescent girls and 4 out of 10 adolescent boys have started the HPV vaccine series, leaving many vulnerable to devastating cancers caused by HPV infections.

“We have an entire generation of girls we could protect against cervical cancer,” says Anne Schuchat, MD, principal deputy director of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). “While cervical cancer might not be a household name, every year over 11,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer, and 4,000 die—even with screening and treatment. More than 300,000 women each year endure invasive testing and treatment of precancerous lesions on their cervix that can have lasting effects. If we can protect girls now, we could drastically reduce these numbers.”

On January 19, let’s make history together by showing the social media world that we are making HPV vaccination and cancer prevention a priority.  

The CDC is calling on partners, public health workers, healthcare professionals, parents, and individuals to join the #PreventCancerTogether Thunderclap during Cervical Cancer Awareness Month.  

By joining #PreventCancerTogether, you’ll be increasing awareness that HPV vaccination gives us the power to protect ourselves, our children, and our communities against the cancers caused by HPV infections.      

HOW TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT: 

  1. Select Twitter, Facebook, or both. 
  2. Authorize Thunderclap to use your account (This is needed in order for Thunderclap to be able to count your followers which helps increase the reach of our campaign, and send out a one-time message on January 19.)
  3. Get the word out to your friends and followers to do the same.
  4. Watch on January 19th as members of #PreventCancerTogether make history by proclaiming in unison their support for HPV vaccination. 

For more information about HPV vaccines, please visit www.cdc.gov/HPV and follow us on Twitter @CDCgov and Facebook. 

*Please note that Thunderclap will only post the message above to your account one time on January 19, 2016. After the campaign is complete, they won’t post any additional messages. For Frequently Asked Questions, see https://www.thunderclap.it/faq 

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National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD)
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The mission of NCIRD is the prevention of disease, disability, and death through immunization and by control of respiratory and related diseases.

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