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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... logo

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.

NCCC offers:

  • 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:

Doctor explaining cancer screening

Affordable Screenings

CDC’s National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program provides low-cost breast and cervical cancer screenings.

Find out if you qualify.

Rate of New Cancers in the United States, 2019

Cervix, All Ages, All Races and Ethnicities, Female

Rate per 100,000 women

New Rate of Cervical Cancer in US 2019

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;, released in November 2022.

Face Your Health for African American women and cervical cancer
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