National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month
Cervical cancer affects approximately 10,000 women in the United States each year. Cervical cancer is the second most common type of cancer for women worldwide, but because it develops over time, it is also one of the most preventable types of cancer. Deaths from cervical cancer in the United States continue to decline by approximately 2 percent a year. This decline is primarily due to the widespread use of the Pap test to detect cervical abnormalities and allow for early treatment. Most women who have abnormal cervical cell changes that progress to cervical cancer have never had a Pap test or have not had one in the previous three to five years.*
When cervical cancer is found early, it is highly treatable and associated with long survival and good quality of life.**
Take the time to learn all the facts about cervical cancer and healthy living, and share them with friends and family. You could help save lives.
Would you like to WIN?
- Contact your personal care physician or Ob/Gyn and have a pap test between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2010.
- Your physician will send a bill to HAP that will automatically enter you into the drawings to win a Amazon Kindle Bundle and/or a $100.00 Target Gift Card.
Disclaimer: There will be a total of 12 (twelve) monthly drawings for the $100 Target® Gift Cards, each corresponding to one (1) month of the Health Mind, Health Body…Healthy You program. There will be 4 (four) quarterly drawings for the Amazon Kindle Bundle (Kindle and a $250.00 Amazon.com®. Winners will be randomly chosen and non-winning entries from each drawing will roll over to successive drawings. Potential winners' entries will not be rolled over to successive drawings after their entry is drawn. Prizes to be awarded between February 2010 through January 2011. The odds of winning depend on the total number of claims received. No purchase or contribution required. HAP's Healthy Mind, Healthy Body…Healthy You reward program is open to eligible members that have a qualifying pap test between January 01, 2010 and December 31, 2010. The Healthy Mind, Healthy Body…Healthy You reward program may be suspended/end without written notification. This program is sponsored by Health Alliance Plan, located at 2850 W Grand Blvd., Detroit, MI 48202-9912. Amazon.com® and Target® are not sponsors or co-sponsors of this promotion and are not liable for any actual or alleged claims related to this offer. If you have questions about HAP's Healthy Mind, Healthy Body…Healthy You Program, please call HAP Client Services at (313) 872-8100 or toll-free at (800) 422-4641.
* National Cervical Cancer Coalition and the National HPV Cancer Coalition. Cervical Cancer and Pap Test Information (By the CDC). National Cervical Cancer Coalition, 2010.
** American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures 2009. Atlanta, GA: American Cancer Society, 2009.
Cervical Cancer (CDC Health-e-Cards)