Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

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We're in the middle of Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, and local health providers say it's critical to get screened.

Basically, any woman over the age of 21 should be getting a cervical cancer screening at least once per year.

A new study shows that 90 percent of women in Georgia are getting their pap smear test, but that means there are still those who aren't.

Jennifer Steedley, South Health District spokesperson, says, "It’s like the breast cancer screening. Tell a buddy, tell your mom, call your sister or best friend and make sure they are having these annual exams. It’s very important and you can always go to the Health Department."

Health studies show the problem doesn't have to be serious because it can be cured 90 percent of the time if detected early.