Global Cervical Cancer

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No woman has to die from cervical cancer. Today, the disease takes the lives of 265,000 women every year across the globe, and nearly 90 percent of those deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries.

With focused resources, we could eliminate death from cervical cancer worldwide.

We are working with the federal government to scale up the HPV vaccination rates and cervical cancer screening and treatment programs in developing countries, where they are needed most. 

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Cancer Candor Blog
October 9, 2018

We have the opportunity to end deaths from cervical cancer. Through increasing access to preventive vaccinations and supporting diagnostic screening and testing which improve opportunities for the early detection and treatment of the disease, we can eliminate a cancer.

October 3, 2018

Last week, ACS CAN co-hosted an event to compliment the United Nations (UN) High Level Meeting on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) in New York City to promote its recently launched global cervical cancer effort. The event brought together leading UN diplomats and public health leaders to launch a call to action

September 26, 2018

New York, NY – Key international stakeholders, diplomats and public health leaders will gather in New York City today to discuss ways to accelerate and collaborate on the global elimination of cervical cancer through vaccinations, screening, diagnostics and treatment. The meeting is hosted by the American Cancer Society (ACS), the

December 12, 2017

Virtually all cases of cervical cancer can be prevented or treated with the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine and early detection screenings. Yet, an estimated 266,000 women worldwide still die from cervical cancer every year. Women living in developing countries are hit particularly hard, with about 87% of deaths from cervical

Global Cervical Cancer Resources

Ninety percent of all cervical cancer deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. Cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among women in 38 of these countries, mainly in sub-Saharan Africa. 

Testimony Submitted to the Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs, for Fiscal Year 2018 in support of a proposed statutory proviso that would encourage the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to take steps toward eliminating cervical cancer deaths worldwide.

This factsheet provides information on the impact of cervical cancer around the world.