Cervical Cancer Mortality Rises as Women’s Health Clinics Close
September 23, 2019
(Medscape) – Cervical cancer declined dramatically in recent years in the United States, both in incidence and mortality, due to widespread availability of screening. But now researchers are reporting a trend toward more women being diagnosed with late-stage disease and significantly increased mortality. The trend follows the closure of nearly 100 women’s health clinics across the country from 2010 to 2013. This has led to an associated decrease in screening for cervical cancer and fewer women being diagnosed with early-stage disease.