January is Cervical Cancer Screening Month
The American Cancer Society estimates that approximately 13,170 new cases of invasive cervical cancer will have been diagnosed and about 4,250 women will have died from the disease in 2019.
Between July 2018 and June 2019, the WHA Information Center reported 86 inpatient visits, 638 outpatient surgical procedures, and 3,090 hospital outpatient clinic visits in Wisconsin related to treatment for cervical cancer.
Cervical cancer was once one of the most common causes of cancer death for American women. The cervical cancer death rate dropped significantly with the increased use of the Pap test, but it has not changed much more during the past 15 years. The Pap test can find changes in the cervix before cancer develops.
Visit the American Cancer Society for more information on cervical cancer
This story originally appeared in the January 02, 2020 edition of WHA Newsletter