Cervical cancer can be eliminated. We must do more to prevent this deadly disease
Only a few cancers can be eradicated around the world. Cervical cancer is one. We have the tools and technical expertise to eliminate cervical cancer in the United States, but we lack the leadership, drive and advocacy to make this happen. That must change.
Globally, cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer among women. In 2018, more than 300,000 women died from cervical cancer, even though the disease is largely preventable. In 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) took the bold and important step of drafting a comprehensive strategy to eliminate cervical cancer as a public health problem.