The burden of cervical cancer
Each year in the United States1
Almost all cervical cancer can be prevented by HPV vaccination,1 but vaccination isn’t enough because the vaccine coverage is about half of the young population,2,3 not everyone is eligible for vaccination,2,4 and hr-HPV genotypes not covered by the vaccines are rising in prevalence.2
Cervical cancer is the only type of cancer caused by HPV that can be detected at an early stage with a screening test.1
In 2018, cervical cancer was the fourth most common cancer among women worldwide5
HPV, human papillomavirus; hr, high-risk;
1. Cancers Caused by HPV, CDC. 2021. Accessed 3 Nov 2021.
2. Arbyn A et al. Lancet Glob Health. 2020;8(2):e191-e203.
3. Wright Jr TC et al. Gynecol Oncol. 2019;153(2):259-265.
4. Boersma P et al. NCHS Data Brief. 2020;(354):1-8.
5. Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination & Cancer Prevention, CDC. 2020. Accessed 3 Nov 2021.
6. Arbyn M et al. Lancet Glob Health. 2020;8(2):e191-e203.