It is no secret that women of color—specifically Black and Latina women—are at greatest risk of cervical cancer. Ending cervical cancer will be no easy task. Great strides can be made by taking a multi-level approach to the problem, which includes expanding knowledge, empowering Black women to make their health a priority, and continued advocacy efforts.
January is National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. The number of deaths from cervical cancer in the United States has declined dramatically. Yet 4,000 women still die each year from a mostly preventable disease. What’s going on?