Cervical Cancer: A Success Story in Prevention

This report highlights the success of prevention efforts, including screening and vaccination, to reduce cases of and deaths from cervical cancer in New York state. Recommendations for HPV vaccination and cervical cancer screening are also provided.

This report highlights the success of prevention efforts, including screening and vaccination, to reduce cases of and deaths from cervical cancer in New York state. Recommendations for HPV vaccination and cervical cancer screening are also provided.

Background Info

All women are at risk for cervical cancer. Cervical cancer was once a leading cause of cancer death for women in the United States. Today, however, there are fewer cases and deaths thanks to screening and vaccination. The purpose of this infographic is to raise awareness of vaccination and screening recommendations with the goal of further reducing the incidence of and mortality from cervical cancer in our community.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Basic Information About Cervical Cancerhttps://www.cdc.gov/cancer/cervical/basic_info/index.htm
New York State Department of Health, New York State Cancer Registry: Cervical Cancer Incidence and Mortality by Year, New York state, 1976-2013http://www.health.ny.gov/statistics/cancer/registry/table2/tb2cervixnys.htm
National Cancer Institute, SEER: Cervix Uteri Cancerhttps://seer.cancer.gov/statfacts/html/cervix.html
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