The month of January is dedicated to teaching women what they can do to protect themselves. According to the CDC over 13,000 women in the US are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year. Dr.Martin Martino tells News13 this number can be lowered if people take the necessary steps.

"Cervical Cancer we talk about the pap smear and the HPV test," said Gynecological Oncologist, Martin Martino."We also speak on the importance of a healthy lifestyle, making you sure we have a well balanced diet," said Dr. Martin.