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Take Early Action and Live

Many individuals live without the concerns of cancer, but life isn’t always fair. What would you do if you received the news that you have cancer? Or rather, what would you do if you received this news, only to find out it could have been prevented?

Cervical cancer is commonly known as the most preventable cancer. Instasize_0724154512The Primary Health Network (PHN) hosted the “Wear Your Heels to Stomp out Teal” event to raise awareness of cervical cancer and garner support for early detection and prevention.   This is part of PHN’s initiative to break down barriers that inhibit women receiving the care they need for preventing cervical cancer. For example, through PHN’s Sliding Fee Scale, the significant barrier of cost is no longer an issue. The Sliding Fee Scale is offered to all income-eligible uninsured or underinsured patients, based on annual household income, and can reduce the cost of services to as little as $0. Additionally, through the Primary Health Network Charitable Foundation (PHNCF) “Provide the Ride” program, we are able to offer free transportation in several counties to take patients to their primary care provider, thus eliminating another common barrier: transportation.At The Primary Health Network, we offer Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN) services, including screenings for the detection of cervical cancer. Sites offering such services include: Autumn Street Health Center; Beaver Falls Obstetrics/Gynecology; Punxsutawney Community Health Center; Sharon Medical Group, Suite 3; and The Center for Health and Well-Being. For more information, please visit our website at or call your local Primary Health Network provider.A common trend among cervical cancer survivors is a resounding message for other women: “Schedule your annual screening today.”

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