Prioritize Cervical Cancer Screenings in Post-2015 Era, Experts Say

A recently published PLos Medicine essay by Ruby Singhrao, Megan Huchko and Gavin Yamey say that while the global approaches to lowering maternal mortality rates has yielded positive results, we are still failing women in low- and middle-income women when it comes to preventing, screening and treating cervical cancer.  

The authors say "there is an enormous international disparity in the incidence of and rate of survival from cervical cancer, which are both also closely aligned with country income. The incidence of cervical cancer is 52.8 per 100,000 women in sub-Saharan Africa, compared to 6.8 per 100,000 women in Western countries."  More