January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

  • January 7, 2022

January is cervical cancer awareness month. Because of social determinants that affect access to screening,  HPV vaccinations and treatment,  there is disparity in  outcome in cervical cancer in Hispanic women. Cervical cancer incidence and mortality among Hispanic women are about 30%-40% higher than those among non Hispanic White women. The American Cancer Society updated  Cancer Facts & Figures for Hispanic/Latino People 2021-2023 in September 2021. Share the need of  cervical cancer screening to narrow the gap.

Attached are the links to  screening guidelines for HPV in English and Spanish for patients and providers from the American Cancer Society. 

The American Cancer Society Guidelines for the Prevention and Early Detection of Cervical Cancer

Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines

Guías de la Sociedad Americana Contra El Cáncer para la prevención y la detección temprana del cáncer de cuello uterino (cancer.org)

Cáncer de cuello uterino | CDC https://www.cdc.gov/spanish/cancer/cervical/index.htm

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