Awareness matters! Vaccinating for HPV can prevent cervical cancer.

There’s good news on the healthcare front—over the past 40 years rates of cervical cancer have dropped dramatically due to widespread access to regular cervical screenings (pap tests). The other good news comes in the form of a vaccine– which protects against Human Papillomavirus, (or HPV), which is the leading cause of cervical cancer. Up […]

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Seasonal Flu Clinics Advancing the Delivery of Colorectal Cancer Screening

The Flu vaccine is recommended for adults every year. Colorectal cancer screening by High-Sensitivity Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) or Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) is recommended for adults over 50 years of age every year. What if we told you there might be a way to combine being vaccinated for influenza and screening for colorectal […]

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Colorectal Cancer Awareness: Don’t take advice from Homer Simpson

March is colorectal cancer awareness month. One of the latest victims of this common disease was the co-creator of “The Simpson’s,” Sam Simon, who succumbed March 8, 2015 after a courageous 4 year battle against colon cancer.  But his created character Homer Simpson said, “Just because I don’t care doesn’t mean I don’t understand.”  Here’s […]

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Love Life? Eat well, exercise, get screened.

February 3, 2015 | Cancer Screening, Health, Women's Health

February is National Cancer Prevention Month. All month long we have the opportunity to pay special attention and to do right for our bodies, and making sure our friends and family does the same. Many cancer deaths could be prevented by making healthy choices like not smoking, staying at a healthy weight, eating right, keeping […]

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Are you “through with chew”?

January 30, 2015 | Cancer Screening, Tobacco Prevention

Whatever you call it — chew, dip, snuff, spit, plug, wad, pinch— it’s not a safe alternative to cigarettes. The tobacco industry markets the product “smokeless tobacco” as safer than cigarettes because you are not lighting up. But, smokeless tobacco is harmful and is every bit as addictive. In recent years, the tobacco industry has […]

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Get Screened

December 31, 2014 | Cancer Screening, Women's Health

January is National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month Each year, an estimated 12,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer, and, of those, about one-third will die as a result of the cancer. But cervical cancer is also a highly preventable and treatable cancer, thanks to improved screening and vaccination. January was named as Cervical Health Awareness […]

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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month!

By the Gallatin City-County Health Department’s Cancer Screening Program   Are You Up to Date?  Each year, 500 Montanans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer. As we step into spring, a time of renewal, it’s important to also renew our knowledge of colorectal cancer. Most people affected by this cancer are above 50 years in age. […]

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January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

On average, 30 women in Montana are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year. Although this number is relatively low, all women, 21 and older, should still get a regular Pap test. This screening can detect cervical cancer in its early stages, making it more treatable in the long run.   How often should I be […]

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Now is the Time October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast health will be in the spotlight throughout the month, but in reality, it should be a priority throughout the year, especially for Montana women. Why? Among Montana women, breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death. In fact, every year, more than […]

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National Women’s Health & Fitness

Happy National Women’s Health & Fitness Day! Busy women may not have time to work out every day, but there are many factors involved in leading a healthy and happy life. Check out these general guidelines and tips for making healthy living a priority year round: • Laugh often. Laughing not only lowers stress, but […]

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