Cervical cancer


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Specifichealth disparity

  1. African-American /Black and Hispanic women have higher cervical cancer incidence rates compared with White women[ CITATION Bou16 l 1033 ].

TheBlack and Hispanic women have a higher risk rate because of lessprecautionary measures against cervical cancer, screening.

  1. Older women succumb more to cervical cancer in comparison with the younger women.

Thescreening rate among older women is low, resulting in high risk ofcervical cancer incidence.

  1. Women from poor background have higher incidence rates as to women from well-up families and financially stable background.

Financialchallenges hinder women from poor backgrounds from seeking medicalcheckups and screening procedures.

Specificpopulation impacted by the disease

  1. Cervical cancer is a form of cancer, among women, that affects the cervix cells of the lower part of the uterus[ CITATION Raj12 l 1033 ].

  2. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stipulates that cervical cancer has claimed over 300, 000 deaths and approximately 550, 000 new incidences[ CITATION Bou16 l 1033 ].

  3. Despite improvements in the health sector, nearly 13,000 women are expected to be diagnosed with the disease this year, while approximately 4,000 will die of the ailment.

  4. The unbalanced burden of the disease is mainly due to the lack of access to health care services and subsequent screening procedures[ CITATION Fer16 l 1033 ].

  5. However, the United States government in collaboration with health organizations such as the CDC) have initiated cancer awareness programs to mitigate and prevent risks associated with cervical and breast cancer.


  1. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has intervened in the fight against cervical cancer among women through the institutionalization of the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP).

  2. The program has been helpful in creating cancer awareness among women and reiterating the importance of screening to diagnose and treat the disease in its early stages.


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Rajaram, S., Chitrathara, K., &amp Maheshwari, A. (2012). Cervical Cancer: Contemporary Management. New Delhi: JP Medical Ltd.