Cervical cancer may be more deadly than previously thought.
Women’s risk of dying from cervical cancer may be much greater than medical professionals originally thought, according to a new study.
Researchers found that black women in the United States are dying from cervical cancer at a rate 77% higher than previously thought and white women are dying at a rate 47% higher, according to the study published in the journal Cancer on Monday.
The study, led by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers, marks a turn from how cervical cancer mortality rates have been calculated in the past.
To get a more accurate idea of who is getting cervical cancer, the researchers excluded women from the study who’ve had their cervixes removed through hysterectomies, and therefore have zero chance of developing cervical cancer.
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