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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To my U.S. Senators: Cervical cancer shouldn't be a death sentence for any woman ... anywhere!

Where you live shouldn’t determine if you live.  But, when it comes to preventing and surviving cervical cancer, it makes all the difference in the world. Cervical cancer shouldn't be a death sentence for any woman in any country.

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February 24, 2019
Missouri

Cervical cancer survivor advocates for end of the disease

February 19, 2019
National

Deaths from cervical cancer can be eliminated around the world if investments are made in vaccines and screenings in low-and middle-income countries. In a new ACS CAN report, entitled “Saving Women’s Lives: Accelerating Action to Eliminate Cervical Cancer Globally,” ACS CAN examined the rapidly growing rates of cervical

February 12, 2019
National

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) released a report today titled, “Saving Women’s Lives: Accelerating Action to Eliminate Cervical Cancer Globally.”

Cancer Candor Blog
February 4, 2019

I join the rest of my ACS CAN team in renewing our personal commitment to fighting cancer in recognition of World Cancer Day.

Global Cervical Cancer Resources

The ACS CAN report, ‘Saving Women’s Lives: Accelerating Action to Eliminate Cervical Cancer Globally’ examines the increased prevalence of cervical cancer in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) and calls on Congress to dedicate a portion of U.S. global funding to implement proven strategies to end deaths from this disease worldwide.

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.