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Early Detection and Prevention Are Key To Overcoming Cervical Cancer

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By Marlena Wilson

In the past thirty years, cervical cancer numbers have dropped by 67 percent. That is good news, but it doesn't mean the fight is over. Between 60 and 80 percent of the women diagnosed with advanced cervical cancer had not received a pap smear in five years. Early diagnosis is key to the fight against cervical cancer because early diagnosis means almost a 100 percent survival rate. Dr. Kathryn Knodel, an OB/GYN, and Brenda McGarr, an Oncology Patient Navigator with Doctors Hospital, are doing what they can to make sure women stay healthy, and they sit down on the set of The Means Report to share their vast knowledge.

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