Posted Thursday, January 1, 2015
IMPORTANCE OF PAP TESTING Cervical Cancer is the 2nd Most Common Cancer for Women In the United States there are 12,000 new cases of cervical cancer each year. While the prevalence of cervical cancer has dropped greatly in the last 40 years, there are, on average 4,000 deaths from cervical cancer each year. Cervical cancer is considered to be a mid-life cancer, more than half of those diagnosed are between 35 and 55 years old, it is rare for anyone under 20 to develop cervical cancer. Women should begin regular screening starting when they reach 21.