11% of American women in ages of 21 to 65 not checked for cervical cancer in 5 years

November 6, 2014 1:42 AM

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11% of American women in ages of 21 to 65 not checked for cervical cancer in 5 years

A federal report released Wednesday estimated that 8 million American women ages 21 to 65 have not been screened for cervical cancer in the past five years. The report also noted that more than half of the cervical cancer cases occur in women who have previously never been or rarely been screened.

From 2007 to 2011, the cervical cancer rate nationwide fell by 1.9 percent a year and the death rate remained stable.

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