Evolving a strategic approach to cervical cancer control in Africa.

@article{Adewole2005EvolvingAS,
  title={Evolving a strategic approach to cervical cancer control in Africa.},
  author={Isaac Folorunso Adewole and J Louis Benedet and Brian T Crain and Michele Follen},
  journal={Gynecologic oncology},
  year={2005},
  volume={99 3 Suppl 1},
  pages={S209-12}
}
Nigeria is a country in Western Africa where the incidence rate of cervical cancer is 25/100,000. There are 32 million women aged 15-64 years old. If we were to conduct a one-time screen over 1 year, 8000 new invasive cervical cancers would be detected. Currently, 80% of cases present in Stage III. While a one-time screen should detect some earlier stages, there could be as many as 6400 Stage III cancers to treat. Strategies to enable a one-time screen are being considered.