Caribbean cervical cancer prevention and control program

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  • Cervical cancer is a big concern for many women. In the US, about 11,000 women are diagnosed with and 4,000 die from cervical cancer each year. Think about it—that means that every 47 minutes another woman is diagnosed with this cancer.
  • This plan approved by PAHO (Pan American Health Organization)
  • Caribbean cervical cancer prevention and control program

    1. 1. Caribbean Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control Program By Corey Spellman COMM337
    2. 2. What is Cervical Cancer? <ul><li>Cancer that forms in tissues of the cervix </li></ul><ul><li>Cervical cancer is almost always caused by human papilloma virus (HPV). </li></ul><ul><li>In the USA as of 2009 there are approximately: </li></ul><ul><li>11,270 new cases and 4,070 deaths </li></ul>
    3. 3. The Event <ul><li>Held in June, 2001 in Trinidad and Tobago </li></ul><ul><li>Representatives from 15 countries attended </li></ul><ul><li>Held by the International Union Against Cancer (UICC) and Pan American Health Organization </li></ul>
    4. 4. The Problem <ul><li>Cervical cancer was the leading cancer to kill women in Latin America </li></ul><ul><li>Disproportionately affects poorer women </li></ul><ul><li>Mortality in Latin America 7X greater than in America </li></ul>
    5. 5. The Solution <ul><li>health information and education </li></ul><ul><li>screening and pre-cancer treatment </li></ul><ul><li>invasive cervical cancer treatment and palliative care </li></ul><ul><li>HPV vaccines </li></ul>
    6. 6. The Plan <ul><li>conduct a situation analysis </li></ul><ul><li>intensify information </li></ul><ul><li>education and counseling </li></ul><ul><li>scale up screening and link to pre-cancer treatment </li></ul><ul><li>strengthen information systems and cancer registries </li></ul>
    7. 7. The Plan (continued) <ul><li>improve access to and quality of cancer treatment and palliative care </li></ul><ul><li>generate evidence to facilitate decision-making regarding HPV vaccine introduction </li></ul><ul><li>advocate for equitable access and affordable HPV vaccines. </li></ul><ul><li>Gardasil One Less </li></ul>
    8. 8. Resources <ul><li>Pan American Health Organization </li></ul><ul><li>Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control Project </li></ul><ul><li>Cervical Cancer Facts </li></ul><ul><li>National Cancer Association </li></ul>

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