Making sure these tools reach the most vulnerable women is critical, of course, but so are efforts to educate women about the disease.
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) January 29, 2013
As medical organizations recognize January 2013 as Cervical Health Awareness Month, Nucleus Medical Media offers free informational medical animations through social media channels to explain and promote health literacy.
The American Cancer Society estimates that over 12,000 cases of invasive cervical cancer will be diagnosed in 2013 and a quarter of those diagnosed will die from the disease. Though the number of deaths from cervical cancer has decreased drastically since the increased use of the Pap test beginning in the 1950s, other measures can help prevent the disease before a cancer diagnosis.
According to a statement from the President and CEO of the National Cervical Cancer Coalition, Lynn B. Barclay, “Cervical cancer is preventable through vaccines and screening tests. Making sure these tools reach the most vulnerable women is critical, of course, but so are efforts to educate women about the disease. Accurate, culturally-sensitive information and access to care are an unbeatable combination.”
With a mission to support and enhance health literacy, Nucleus offers no-cost, informational videos about cervical health on the Nucleus Medical Media YouTube channel including the following:
- HPV: Preventing Cervical Cancer—explains how to avoid HPV and how the vaccine can prevent cervical cancer
- Cervical Cancer Symptoms—outlines the symptoms that could mean cervical cancer
- Cervical Cancer Staging—demonstrates what various stages of cervical center look like from inside the body
- Treatments for Cervical Cancer—explains options for treatment such as surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy
Ron Collins, CEO and Co-founder of Nucleus Medical Media believes that the web is ideally suited to help spread health literacy information like cervical cancer prevention: “Health literacy is the first step in preventing diseases and conditions,” he says. “We ask all of our viewers on YouTube and Facebook to watch and share these animations to raise awareness of Cervical Health Awareness Month and how to prevent cervical cancer.”
If you are a nonprofit organization interested in using medical animations for community-based or faith-based health presentations on cervical health and cancer, email Nucleus at info(at)nucleusinc(dot)com with “Cervical Health Information” in the subject heading.
For further comment, contact Ronald Collins at rcollins(at)nucleusinc(dot)com or (770) 805-0460
About Nucleus Medical Media
Founded in 1997, Nucleus Medical Media, Inc. is an award-winning creator of medical illustrations, medical animations, and interactive multimedia for the publishing, legal, healthcare, entertainment, pharmaceutical, medical device, and academic markets. Nucleus’s clients and partners include WebMD, McGraw-Hill, Dr. Oz, EBSCO Publishing, and thousands of other businesses in new and traditional media. Nucleus employs the world’s largest team of graduate-degreed medical illustrators, and has a Medical Review Board with more than 75 physicians and nurses. For more information, visit our website.