Women’s Health Week is May 8-14

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The Harlan County Health Department is encouraging every woman to participate and take charge of their health — spring into prevention, celebrating women’s health, May 8-14.

Besides skin cancer, breast and GYN cancers are a few of the most cancers among women. Research shows that preventive screenings help to prevent the cancer disease. Prevention helps to detect lesions that are subject to cause cancers.

Early detection have better treatment outcomes. Finding and removing these lesions help save lives.

The health department offers services to Harlan and surrounding counties to reduce the risk of breast, cervical and colorectal cancers at low or no cost. Their goal is to reduce the number of breast, cervical and colorectal cancers.

All women are encouraged to take charge and join in celebrating National Women’s Health Week. Women who participated in a screening will receive a gift. A special drawing will be held May 31 with a completed screening.

Prevention is the key to saving lives. It is never too late, why wait? Schedule an appointment today.

The health department offers services at two locations — Harlan County main site, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and the Cumberland site, Monday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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