"India, the second most populous country in the world, accounts for 27% (77,100) of the total cervical cancer deaths.â€ť
â€“FromÂ Global Cancer Statistics, published in the American Cancer Societyâ€™s journal for clinicians.
27%. More than 1 in 4. Wow.
The American Social Health Association (ASHA) wants to encourage you to get tested this month â€“ January â€“ or do it in your birthday month so youâ€™ll remember!
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has estimated that every year in the U.S alone there are 12,000 cases of Cervical Cancer; 4,200 of those cases result in death. Those are sad and tragic numbers that can be lowered!
The L.A. Times recently posted anÂ article about a CDC survey that found most physicians donâ€™t follow guidance about the frequency of cervical cancer screening. I encourage you to read it and provide feedback!
Many women are used to being â€śscreenedâ€ť for cervical cancer â€“ that is, having a Pap test â€“ every year. Cervical cancer tends to develop slowly, though, and current research shows that for most women, annual Pap tests arenâ€™t needed.