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The number of women who die each year in the U.S. from cervical cancer has dropped about 75 percent over the past 50 years, thanks to regular screenings and vaccination programs.
Elsewhere in the world, cervical cancer remains a leading cause of cancer deaths among women. Here at home, recent figures from the American Cancer Society show that 13,000 new cases are diagnosed and about 4,000 women still die from the disease each year.
Sara Jordan, a gynecologic oncologist with Presbyterian Cancer Care, says these deaths are preventable.