America's Cervical Cancer Crisis
Why Low-income and Medically Underserved Women Are Bearing the Burden and How to Improve Access to Care.
Cervical Cancer Still Threatens American Women
Each year thousands of US women die needlessly from cervical cancer, a highly preventable disease. Most of the burden falls on medically underserved communities – including low-income, black, Hispanic, Native American, and incarcerated women who face barriers to access care.
This short report provides an overview of recent research into the state of cervical cancer among underserved women in America, information about toolkits made available in low-resource settings worldwide, and finishes with an overview into the technologies now available to enable healthcare providers to better extend the benefits of screenings to those with limited access to care.
Why Low-income and Medically Underserved Women Are Bearing the Burden and How to Improve Access to Care
Black women are dying of cervical cancer at a rate 41% higher than white women.