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Cervical Cancer Incidence and Mortality Vary Among Racial/Ethnic Groups

Cervical adenocarcinoma is less likely to be diagnosed in Black women, but its mortality rate is higher compared with White women. In the United States, incidence of cervical cancer has been declining in recent years overall, but incidence of cervical adenocarcinoma has been increasing.

Researchers at the National Cancer Institute and other institutions analyzed 75,422 U.S. cases of cervical cancer between 2000 and 2018.

Mortality rates from cervical cancer were higher in Black, American Indian or Alaska Native, and Hispanic women compared with White women.

Compared with White women, incidence rates for squamous cell carcinoma and adenosquamous carcinoma in Black women were higher and incidence rates were lower for adenocarcinoma. In Hispanic women, incidences of squamous cell carcinoma, adenosquamous carcinoma, and adenocarcinoma were higher than in White women.

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