Global Cancer News

World Cancer Day 2017: how to prevent cervical cancer cases around the globe

Anne Li                                                                                               Feburary 25th, 2017


There are more than 3000 new cases of cervical cancer diagnosed in the UK each year, making it the 13th most common cancer in women. But worldwide it’s a different picture. Cervical cancer is the 4th most common cancer in women based on global stats, with more than 527,000 new cases being diagnosed every year (8% of all female cancer cases). It claims more than 265,000 lives a year. But the impact of the disease is not shared equally around the world. More than 8 in 10 cervical cancer deaths (85%) are in low- to middle-income countries. As shown in the map above, women living in Africa, South America, and parts of Asia are hardest hit by this inequality.


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