Trends of cervical cancer mortality in the member states of the European Union.

Last updated on 23-8-2019 by Anonymous (not verified)

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Abstract:

BACKGROUND: Cervical cancer mortality can be avoided to a large extent by screening and treatment of screen-detected cervical lesions. However, in 2004, more than 16,000 women died from cervical cancer in the European Union (EU). In the current paper, we analyse cervical cancer mortality trends in the 27 member states since 1970 and, subsequently, try to explain how screening and other factors have driven changes.METHODS: Data on number of deaths from uterine cancers and overall female populations from EU member states were extracted from the World Health Organisation mortality database. Th…

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