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Cervical Cancer

Cervical Cancer

  • Over 83,000 women were diagnosed with cervical cancer and almost 36,000 died from this disease in the Region of the Americas, in 2012.
  • If current trends continue, the number of deaths in the Americas is projected to increase 45% by 2030.
  • Cervical cancer mortality rates are 3 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.

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Last Updated on Friday, 10 October 2014 15:01

:: Cervical Cancer News

Innovative Strategies for Cervical and Breast Cancer Control: a regional meeting to share experiences and lessons learned

 National health authorities and key opinion leaders from nine countries in Latin America [Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Paraguay and Peru] gathered together to discuss their experiences and needs to scale up access to cervical cancer and breast cancer prevention and early detection strategies, using new technologies and approaches.


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