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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.

Quitting smoking is hard, but having the right tools and support can make it easier. Get face-to-face help in a group setting at the October Quit Your Way sessions from Tobacco Free Florida at two Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County (DOH-Pinellas) centers. The group sessions are open to the public and presented by the Gulfcoast North Area Health Education Center (GNAHEC) at no cost.

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