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Cervical Cancer

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In 2019, an estimated 1,395 Texas women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer. An estimated 447 will die from it. Cervical cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in Texas women ages 20-39, and fifth in women ages 40-49.

Cervical cancer screening is one of three age-based cancer screening currently recommended for women by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Breast and colorectal cancer screenings are the other two. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, routine cervical cancer screening is an effective way to reduce the burden of cervical cancer by finding the cancer early, when it is easier to treat. The screening can also detect precancerous changes to cervical tissue, which can be treated before turning into cancer.

This statistical report describes cervical cancer screening prevalence and the incidence and mortality rates of cervical cancer in Texas. Screening prevalence is based on the results of the Texas Behavioral Risk Factor Survey. To quantify rates of cervical cancer from 2012-2016 and trends from 1995-2016, age-adjusted incidence and mortality rates were calculated for Texas women by age, race/ethnicity, and urban-rural classification.

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Last updated October 14, 2021