Graph of the Day: Cervical Cancer in Latinas

In our country, Latina women have the highest rates of new diagnosis of cervical cancer.  They are second to African-American women in number of deaths. Most recent data (from 2005) shows Latina women diagnosis are increasing.  One reason this population has higher rates is that nearly 11% of Latina women have never had pap-smear screenings while 5% of whites have never been screened.  The recent Mikulski amendment passed by the Senate would make screening for this kind of cancer free of co-payments.

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