February is National Cancer Prevention Month, the perfect time to recognize how developments in oncology, coupled with technology, have impacted the lives of people living with cancer, caregivers and health professionals.
CVS Caremark, the nation’s second-largest drugstore chain, recently announced the decision to stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products in their stores by October. The company predicts this change will drastically cut sales by an estimated $2 billion annually, but will further their mission of serving as a health care-focused retailer.
January is observed as Cervical Health Awareness Month, and it was started as a way to recognize the need for awareness of HPV (human papillomavirus) and cervical cancer.
CancerCare’s professional oncology social workers can help you learn about ways to cope with or prevent cervical cancer, and can locate resources (including screening programs) in your community.