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Foundation Debuts Cervical Cancer Prevention

Declining Rate of Incidence & Mortality Increasing 5-Yr Survival Rate CERVICAL CANCER: A PREVENTION SUCCESS STORY 80.0 16.0 Death rate 14.0 75.0 continues to Death rate has 12.0 Incidence. The 5-year survival rate is close to for women decline by about 10.0 declined by almost 70.0 8.0 70% ue to each 75% 6.0 increased Mortality 65.0 diagnosed with cervical cancer. year due to increased 4.0 Groundbreaking advancements have been made in the early detection and prevention of cervical cancer. A diagnosis of cervical cancer was once a death sentence; it is now a preventable and treatable illness. use of Pap tests 2.0 60.0 0.0 screenings. 1980 1985 1975 The Prevent Cancer Foundation is proud to have played an important role in making cervical cancer preventable through funding cutting edge research, educating the public and supporting community outreach programs. Rate per 100,000 women of all races and age-adjusted at year of diagnosis (incidence) and death (mortality) Percentage of women surviving 5-years subsequent to diagnosis of cancer 1943 The Pap test is introduced as part of routine testing, enabling doctors to detect and treat cervical cancer early. Late 1990's The FDA'approves two new liquid-based Pap tests that provide clearer samples for pathologists to more accurately .review. 2006 The HPV vaccine is approved by the FDA for women aged 9 to 26. The vaccine prevents infection from two high-risk strains of HPV that are known to cause about 70 percent of cervical.cancers.. 1900s 1920s 1940s 1960s 1980s 2000s 1905 Radical.hysterectomies are used to treat cervical cancer patients, surgically removing the uterus, cervix and surrounding lymph.nodes. 1928 Scientist George Papanicolaou develops the Pap test, the first-ever cancer screening test. 1983-1984 Researchers discover. that specific strains of human papillomavirus (HPV) are the likely .cause of most cervical cancer cases. 1999 The FDA approves a new DNA based test to better detect the high-risk strains of HPV that are known to cause.cervical cancer. 2011 A CDC advisory committee recommends that boys also get the HPV.vaccine, helping. prevent the spread of the virus to women, and also protecting against anal, penile and oral cancer. ; CERVICAL CANCER: Human papillomavirus (HPV) This year, an estimated 12,170 women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer and a predicted 4,220 will die from the disease. Intercourse at early age Multiple partners HPV. CAUSES CERVIX Lack of screening More than 40 types of HIV can be sexually transmitted Recommended time for REGULAR SCREENING is 3 years after becoming sexually active, but no later than age 21. MAJOR RISK FACTORS CERVICAL CANCER is a cancer that forms in tissues of the cervix. It is usually a slow- growing cancer that may.not have symptoms but can be found with regular Pap tests. There are more than Recommended age for HPV. VACCINATION is girls aged 11 - 12 100 types of HPV 15 types of HPV are cancer causing or high-risk types Smoking Weakened immune system Overweight or obese The HPV vaccine protects against HPV-16 and HPV-18 Infograph presented by prevent cancer .• FOUNDATION which cause about 70% of cervical cancers worldwide. Relatives with cervical cancer history SOURCE National Cancer Institute I 0661 0002 2005 1975 1980 1985 066 1995 0007

Foundation Debuts Cervical Cancer Prevention

shared by kcatoto on Jan 24
Each January we observe National Cervical Health Awareness Month. It is a good time to reflect on the groundbreaking advancements that have been made in the early detection and prevention of cervical ...


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