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Events · 25th January 2014
Pat Peterson
Join us for an interactive workshop looking at cervical health and cancer prevention TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 6:30-7:30 at the QUADRA ISLAND MEDICAL CLINIC. Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is a viral infection that affects both men and women. There are many different varieties or sub-types of HPV. Some cause childhood and adult warts, some cause genital warts while others cause cervical cancer. The HPV vaccine is now available free to all young women under the age of 26 in British Columbia. It is offered through the school district as part of the immunization program but there is also a catch up program for those who missed the opportunity.
This workshop is of interest to all women. For parents of pre-teens and teens we can offer information to make an informed choice regarding the vaccine. If you have not been vaccinated and qualify, this can be administered at the workshop. Learn about the connection between genital warts and cervical cancer. We will discuss abnormal PAP results and what kind of follow up is needed to prevent cervical cancer. We will also provide PAP exams for those in need.
Due to limited seating, registration is open to 12 participants. Please call the clinic at 250-285-3540 to reserve your spot. Please note that you do not have to be a patient at the clinic to attend the workshop.