Cervical cancer: Fact sheets
PAHO. Epidemiology of Cervical Cancer in the Americas, 2014
Cervical cancer is responsible for approximately 83,000 new cases and 35,000 deaths each year in the Americas. It is the second leading cause of cancer incidence and mortality among women in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Outlook: Progress in preventing cervical cancer: updated evidence on vaccination and screening, 2010
ACCP Factsheet. New evidence on the impact of cervical cancer screening and treatment, 2009
A study published by Sankaranarayanan et al. in the April 2, 2009 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine added to the growing evidence that a significant impact on cancer mortality can be achieved by offering women even a single opportunity for cervical cancer screening using an HPV DNA test followed by treatment as indicated.
PAHO. Strategies for HPV Vaccination in the Developing World, 2006
PAHO. Cervical Cancer Action. New Options for Cervical Cancer Screening and Treatment in Low-Resource Settings, 2006
PAHO. HPV Vaccine Safety, 2006
PAHO. Cervical Cancer in Latin America and the Caribbean, 2001
It has been estimated that 470,606 incident cases and 233,372 deaths due to malignant neoplasm of the cervix uteri will have occurred among women globally in the year 2000 (Globocan 2000, IARC). Over 80% of this estimated burden will have occurred in less developed countries, where cervical cancer is the leading cause of malignancy among women. Further, during the year 2000