Cervical Cancer

In 2023, an estimated 1,489 Texas women were diagnosed with cervical cancer. An estimated 464 have died 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 screenings currently recommended for women by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. 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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