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Dec. 3 Event Tackles ‘Cervical Cancer Screening: What You Should Know’

NORTHAMPTON — In the U.S., the American Cancer Society estimates approximately 12,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year and 4,000 die of the disease. Among gynecologic cancers, cervical cancer is the third-most-common diagnosis. Among women ages 20 to 39, cervical cancer is the second-leading cause of death.

In the lecture “Cervical Cancer Screening: What You Should Know,” Dr. Alejandro Rauh-Hain, gynecologic oncologist from the Mass General Cancer Center, will discuss the history of the Pap test, a procedure to test for cervical cancer in women. He will also present information about current cervical cancer guidelines versus prior guidelines and will discuss the management of abnormal Pap smears in women who are pregnant. Dr. Sean Mullally, medical director of the Mass General Cancer Center at Cooley Dickinson Hospital, will also present.

The lecture will be held Thursday, Dec. 3, from 6 to 7 p.m. in Conference Room B at Cooley Dickinson Hospital. The community lecture is free and open to all, but seating is limited, and registration is required. To register, call (888) 554-4234.

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