WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) says more than 56,000 women in Latin America and the Caribbean are diagnosed with cervical cancer and more than 28,000 die annually.
PAHO said it is striving to accelerate prevention and control efforts to create a future without cervical cancer, which is the third most common cancer among women in Latin America and the Caribbean, but one that can be prevented.
“It is unacceptable that women today die from a disease that can largely be prevented,”said Silvana Luciani, chief of PAHO’s Non communicable Diseases Unit, ahead of World Cancer Day, on February 4.
It said that high number of cancer patients in Latin America and the Caribbean, increases to 72,000 diagnoses and 34,000 deaths when the United States and Canada are included. However, lifesaving prevention and treatment tools do exist. More in the link below