While deaths from cervical cancer have decreased significantly, the percent of people with up to date screening remains at about 50-66 percent depending on age group.
Screening rates also vary based on race, region and income resulting in disparities in incidence and mortality. The guideline’s goal is to decrease the incidence of mortality and morbidity from cervical cancer. Appropriate prevention through HPV vaccination and appropriate screening and structured follow-up to any abnormal results are mechanisms to achieve this goal and focus areas of our guidelines.
Read the draft guidelines here. Give public comments via online survey here or send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Public comment period will be open until 5 p.m. Friday, June 25th. Find out more about the workgroup here. (Bree Collaborative)