CHRISTUS St. Catherine Hospital in Katy invites the surrounding communities to participate in its sixth annual Heart of Katy Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, February 11.
Each dollar raised from the Fun Run/Walk will support Katy’s first comprehensive heart program at CHRISTUS St. Catherine Hospital.
The sanctioned, certified, chip-timed 5K Fun Run/Walk event will include a 5K Run, 1 Mile Kids Run, a 1 Mile Family Walk/Run, race awards and an after party with food and music.
Awards will be given to the top three male and female participants in each category, to the overall male and female 5K Run participant and to the top three boys and girl participants in the 1 Mile Kids Run.
CHRISTUS St. Catherine Hospital
701 South Fry Katy, TX
Registration Closing Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2012 @ 3:00 PM PST
For more information, visit: http://www.active.com/running/katy-tx/heart-of-katy-fun-run-and-walk-2012
CHRISTUS St. Catherine Hospital in Katy Urges Women to
Learn the Facts about Cervical Cancer
701 South Fry Road
Katy, TX 77450-2255
Cervical cancer – in most cases – is preventable. We know what will cause it, and we have the technology to fight the disease. While some diseases have easily detectable symptoms, more often than not, cervical cancer can go undetected without any warning signs until it is in its later stages. That’s why it’s imperative for women to become more educated about the disease and take preventative measures. CHRISTUS St. Catherine Hospital and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommend the following preventive screening tests:
- Regular Well Woman Examinations: The best way to detect cervical cancer is by having regular “Well Woman” examinations. A well woman exam entails a routine pelvic examination, Pap testing and breast examination. The Pap test or Pap smear looks for precancerous cell changes on the cervix that may become cervical cancer if they are not treated appropriately.
- The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Test: The HPV test looks for the virus that can cause these cell changes. Talk with your doctor, nurse, or other health care professional about whether the HPV test is right for you.
- HPV Vaccine: Two HPV vaccines are available to protect females against the types of HPV that cause most cervical, vaginal, and vulvar cancers. Both vaccines are recommended for 11- and 12-year-old girls, and for females 13 through 26 years of age who did not get any or all of the shots when they were younger. These vaccines also can be given to girls as young as 9 years of age.
Sources: Center for Disease Control, American Cancer Society, and Foundation for Women’s Cancer
By: Dr. Tania lee, OB/GYN, on staff at CHRISTUS St. Catherine Hospital