Worldwide cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women, with an estimated 528,000 new cases in 2012. Approximately 85% of the global burden occurs in less developed regions, where it accounts for almost 12% of all female cancers. In many very low resource settings, cervical cancer is the most common cause of cancer deaths in women. An estimated 266,000 deaths from cervical cancer occurred globally in 2012, accounting for 7.5% of all female cancer deaths. Almost nine out of ten (87%) cervical cancer deaths occur in low resource regions where women have little or no access to health care.
LEARN MORE ABOUT CERVICAL CANCER & HOW TO PREVENT AND TREAT IT:
American Cancer Society – www.cancer.org/cervicalcancer
National Cancer Institute – www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/cervical
Mayo Clinic – www.mayoclinic.org
World Health Organization – www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs380/en/
Memorial Sloan Kettering – www.mskcc.org/cervicalcancer