Charles Hiter, from the Pennyrile District Health Department, was in the studio Wednesday morning talking to Ty Englebright about National Women’s Health Week, which will be May 14 – 20th.

Hiter said that National Women’s Health Week is the perfect time for women to schedule their annual checkups, which include pelvic exams, pap smears, and clinical breast exams, that help with early detection of the many cancers that effect women nationwide. Hiter said that though breast cancer is the one most people think of, other “below the belt” cancers, which are normally represented by the teal ribbon, include cervical and ovarian cancers and are unfortunately just as deadly. So all those annual exams are very important.

Hiter said to feel free to contact Kim Jackson, Pennyrile District Health Department APRN who’s focus is women’s health, at the Caldwell County Health Department by calling 270-365-6571 to schedule your appointment now or for any health related questions you may have.

You can catch the full interview with Charles Hiter below.