||More than 471,000 new cases of cervical cancer are diagnosed each
year, predominantly in developing countries (1998). There is higher cervical cancer
mortality in developing countries due to the lack of effective screening programs that are
aimed at detecting precancerous conditions and treating them before they progress to
invasive cancer. Effective screening/prevention programs have a great potential to reduce
the number of deaths attributed to this chronic disease.
Slide author: Naila Baig Ansari, Dept. of
Community Health Sciences, The Aga Khan University Karachi, Pakistan , http://www.pitt.edu/~super1/lecture/lec7161/index.htm