Synapse Resource of the Month - January 2023
According to the CDC, in 2019 (the latest year for which incidence data are available) in the United States, 12,795 new cases of Cervical cancer were reported among women, and 4,152 women died of this cancer. For every 100,000 women, 8 new Cervical cancer cases were reported and 2 women died of this cancer. Yet cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers today. In most cases cervical cancer can be prevented through early detection and treatment of abnormal cell changes that occur in the cervix years before cervical cancer develops.
As we kick off a new year, we're celebrating Cervical Cancer Awareness Month with one of our trusted resources...
National Cervical Cancer Coalition
The National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC) was founded in 1996 as a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to serving women with, or at risk for, cervical cancer and HPV disease. In 2011, NCCC merged with American Sexual Health Association (ASHA), a nonprofit with a long history of educating and raising awareness on sexual health issues. NCCC now has thousands of members around the world, and chapters across the U.S.
Support services for NCCC local chapters whose mission is to educate their community about HPV and cervical health issues.
Free materials that educate about HPV and cervical health, including cervical cancer.
Tools for prevention, detection and screening awareness.
Quilt project – Quilts that travel the country and help to place a personal face on the battle against cervical cancer.
Extensive outreach during Cervical Health Awareness Month in January.
Other Helpful Resources:
CDC’s National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program provides low-cost breast and cervical cancer screenings.
Rate of New Cancers in the United States, 2019
Cervix, All Ages, All Races and Ethnicities, Female
Rate per 100,000 women
Source - U.S. Cancer Statistics Working Group. U.S. Cancer Statistics Data Visualizations Tool, based on 2021 submission data (1999-2019): U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Cancer Institute; https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/dataviz, released in November 2022.
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