- Over 80,000 women were diagnosed with cervical cancer and almost 36,000 died from this disease in the Region of the Americas, in 2008.
- If current trends continue, the number of deaths in the Americas is projected to almost double by 2030.
- Cervical cancer mortality rates are 7 times higher in Latin America and the Caribbean than in North America, highlighting inequities in health.
- Screening women for cervical pre-cancer, followed by treatment, is a cost-effective intervention to prevent cervical cancer.
- Approximately 70% of cancer cases could be avoided through HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) vaccination of adolescent girls.
Last Updated on Monday, 28 January 2013 14:50
Cancer in the Americas, Country Profiles, 2013
is a series of factsheets on the state of cancer prevention and control
in the countries of the Americas. It is a synthesis of data which is
made available to the Pan American Health Organization by its Member
States on cancer mortality, cancer risk factors, as well as cancer
plans, policies and services. To view the cancer profile, click on the country name below.
Cancer Country Profiles 2013
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