Black women are almost six times more likely to die of cervical cancer than white women, partly because diagnosis is poor and many women don’t have regular Pap smears. By Pontsho Pilane and Mogale Mojela
Burden on black women
A 2018 study published in the Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics journal found that black women were almost six times more likely to die of cervical cancer than white women and that the five-year survival rates of black and coloured women (40-50%) were significantly worse than those of white and Indian women (60-80%).
Article by the Daily Maverick
Pontsho Pilane and Mogale Mojela
Link to article: https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2018-11-04-race-determines-survival-in-sas-cervical-cancer-patients/