Published January 10, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS – Turquoise Tuesday, January 23rd, is a cervical cancer awareness day for all American Indians and Alaska Natives. The American Indian Cancer Foundation encourages everyone to wear turquoise clothing and jewelry to raise awareness for cervical cancer. Share photos of yourself on social media using the hashtag #TurquoiseTuesday and encourage the women in your life to schedule their next Pap test!
American Indian and Alaska Native women in the Northern Plains are nearly twice as likely to develop cervical cancer compared to white women and 4 times as likely to die from it. Regular cervical cancer screening can save lives. No woman has to suffer from cervical cancer.
To celebrate Turquoise Tuesday with us on Tuesday, January 23:
Talk to your health care provider to schedule your next Pap test and to learn more about cervical cancer screenings and routine care.
Get the HPV vaccine.
Boys and girls ages 9-26 can prevent HPV-related cancers by getting the HPV vaccine. Learn more about the HPV vaccine atAmericanIndianCancer.org/HPV.
Wear turquoise clothing and jewelry on Tuesday, January 23 to raise awareness for cervical cancer. Encourage the women in your life to schedule their cervical cancer screening appointment.
Chat with us.
Join AICAF for a #PapChat Twitter Chat on January 30 to learn more about ways to end cervical cancer in your community. The chat will take place from 1pm-2pm CST with the hashtag #PapChat. Follow us attwitter.com/AICAF_Org
Discover resources on cervical cancer in American Indians atAmericanIndanCancer.org/Cervical.
Talk to the women in your life about cervical cancer; let them know that regular Pap testing is the best way to prevent cervical cancer.