Cervical cancer or cervical cancer remains a major concern in developing countries. Pencegahnya vaccine has not been reached because the price is relatively expensive. More than half the population in developing countries can not afford the vaccine.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in the United States, the number of patients with cervical cancer has decreased over the last decade in developed countries. But in developing countries, one cancer was actually increased the number of sufferers. Especially in the countries of East Africa, Zambia, and Swaziland.
Number of patients with cervical cancer increased tenfold in these countries when compared with patients in other developing countries. Another source stated as written in Healthnews.com, cervical cancer affects so many women of India and China. About 80% of women who die from cervical cancer are women who live in developing countries. 27% of all cervical cancer cases occur in India.
According to a recent study, the number of women with cervical cancer in Latin America and the Caribbean die each year reaching 33 thousand people. The death rate could increase to 70 thousand per year by 2030 if no efforts are made to cope with and prevent the spread of cervical cancer patients.
Researchers and experts agree, programs such as screening and prevention campaigns, as well as vaccines at affordable prices, able to prevent the increase in cervical cancer patients. Other suggested program is a free clinic services to women and reproductive health education that is believed to reduce the death rate from cervical cancer while reducing maintenance costs.
Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is the propagator of cervical cancer is sexually transmitted. This virus infects 20% -30% of young women in Latin America and the Caribbean. In the United States, HPV vaccine prices reached 360 dollars. In the 'country of Uncle Sam' was, only about 2.5% of cancer patients who die of cervical cancer. By contrast, in Haiti, the death rate could reach 49%. Other countries with the highest death rates from cervical cancer include Bolivia, Paraguay, Belize, Peru, Guyana, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Colombia, and Venezuela.