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GO PINK IN OCTOBER FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

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The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County (DOH-Pinellas) is spotlighting Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October by encouraging prevention to fight cancer.

DOH-Pinellas’ Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program provides women ages 50-64 with lifesaving mammography and cervical cancer screenings. During the 2017-2018 program year, the program exceeded its goal by screening 1,062 women. During the year, 27 were diagnosed with cancer and are receiving treatment via Medicaid.

The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County (DOH-Pinellas) is recommending prevention and vaccination to combat a rise in hepatitis A cases in the county as well as in nearby areas of the state.

As of Oct. 22, 58 cases have been reported in Pinellas and more than 180 in Florida. Similar increases have been reported in other states.

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