Please read Dr. Neibart’s article in JCO Global Oncology titled, “Assessment of Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment Infrastructure in Belize.”
Cervical cancer is a preventable disease that disproportionately affects women in low- and middle-income countries, where nearly 87% of global cervical cancer deaths occur. In high-income countries, significant reductions in cervical cancer burden have been achieved through comprehensive preventative efforts including primary prevention with human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, secondary prevention with screening, treatment of precancerous lesions, as well as access to advanced treatment modalities such as radiation therapy. Improvements in such health system infrastructure with a focus on prevention has been shown to greatly reduce morbidity and mortality from cervical cancer. To read the full article.
Assessment of Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment Infrastructure in Belize. Neibart SS, Smith TA, Fang JH, Andeson T, Kulkarni A, Tsui J, Hudson SV, Peck GL, Hanna JS, Beer NL, Einsten MH. JCO Glob Oncol. 2021 Aug;7:1251-1259. PMID: 34351814 PMCID: PMC8389877 DOI: 1200/GO.21.00138