Happy New You D2F Catalyst Readers!!!
Cervical Cancer and the Urban Community Quick Facts
- Out of the 12,000 women diagnosed each year, Hispanic women are ranked highest for diagnosed cases of cervical cancer
- Over 40% of the black women diagnosed with cervical cancer this year will die from the disease.
This month the health and wellness community highlights cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is almost always caused by genital human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. HPV can also lead to cancers of the anus, vulva, vagina, throat and penis; however cervical cancer is one of the most preventable types of cancers. Yet, we (black women) are still dying at a disproportionate rate than any other race. Research illustrates that the black community is, in fact, knowledgeable about cervical cancer (what it is and how it is caused) yet, there seems to be a disconnect when it comes to prevention measures (vaccinations and screening test/exams). So let’s discuss…I want to hear what you think before we discuss and respond to what research says you think!
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