Screening for cervical cancer saves lives, is a well known fact. Despite of which, 8 million women in U.S. have skipped the screening in age groups of 21 to 65, in the last 5 years. Cervical cancer also happens to women who haven’t been screened, as per previous data evidence available with research centres. The vaccines and screenings can prevent the cancer rate by 93 percent. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention has reported this in a Vital Signs report.
“Every visit to a provider can be an opportunity to prevent cervical cancer by making sure women are referred for screening appropriately,” said CDC Principal Deputy Director Ileana Arias, Ph.D. “We must increase our efforts to make sure that all women understand the importance of getting screened for cervical cancer. No woman should die from cervical cancer.”
The data into consideration was reviewed, from 2012 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. As per the data, the Southern region had the highest rate of cervical cancer (8.5 per 100,000), the highest death rate (2.7 per 100,000), and the largest percentage of women who had not been screened in the past five years (12.3 percent). CDC also researched and revealed another shocking data of health ignorance, which stated that only 1 in 3 girls and 1 in 7 boys had received the 3-dose HPV series in 2013, which is the most required vaccine for children.