Cervical Cancer Screening (PDQ®): Screening - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Changes to This Summary (02 / 26 / 2013)
Description of the Evidence
Updated statistics with estimated new cases and deaths for 2013 (cited American Cancer Society as reference 1).
Added Howlader et al. as reference 13.
Revised text to state that among women older than 65 years, cervical cancer mortality for black women is more than 150% higher than for white women.
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