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The power of prevention: Unalaska health official discusses cervical cancer

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. Health officials say the disease can be prevented by getting regular screenings and an HPV vaccine.

In this episode of “Island Interviews,” APIA’s Richard Eaton, a physician assistant at Oonalaska Wellness Center, discusses cervical cancer, its impact on people in the region and some common misconceptions about the disease.

This interview originally aired on KUCB on Feb. 13, 2024.

Sofia was born and raised in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. She’s reported around the U.S. for local public radio stations, NPR and National Native News. Sofia has a Master of Arts in Environmental Science and Natural Resource Journalism from the University of Montana, a graduate certificate in Documentary Studies from the Salt Institute and a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Arts from the University of Colorado Boulder. In between her studies, Sofia was a ski bum in Telluride, Colorado for a few years.
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