This month is Cervical Health Awareness Month. Cervical cancer is one of the most common causes of cancer death among U.S. women. From 1999-2013, there were 60,378 deaths from cervical cancer with 4,217 deaths in 2013. The age-adjusted death rate per 100,000 for U.S. women dropped from 2.8 in 1999 to 2.3 in 2013.
The cervical death rate for non-Hispanic black females was nearly double the rate for non-Hispanic white females and higher than the rate for Hispanic females.
From 1999 to 2013, cervical cancer death rates have decreased 31% for Hispanic females, 26% for non-Hispanic black females, and 16% for non-Hispanic white females.
In 2010, there were 29.4 million physician office visits during which Pap tests were ordered or provided.
More information on cervical cancer can be found below: