CERVICAL CANCER: WHAT IS OUR REGION
& WHO IS AT RISK?
Introduction • Global burden of cervical cancer • High incidence & mortality in lower and middle income countries • Cervical cancer in Oceania • Exploring the area: what do we know of populations & their cervical cancer burden?
Global Burden of Cervical Cancer • • • •
4th most common cancer in world for 4th most common cause of death for 528,000 new cases in 2012 266,000 deaths in 2012
“One of the great cancer control challenges of the 21st century is to bring the benefits of effective interventions to as many people as possible, including in low- and middleincome countries.” Christopher Wild, director, IARC.
Disparity in Cervical Cancer • Around 85% of the global burden in less developed regions • Cervical cancer 11th most common in women in more developed regions – 83,000 new cases in 2012
• But 2nd most common cancer among women in less developed regions – 445,000 new cases in 2012
Source: GLOBOCAN, IARC, 2012
Cervical cancer, Estimated age-standardised incidence rate per 100,000 (all ages)
Disparity in Cervical Cancer • 87% of cervical cancer deaths occur in less developed regions • Risk of dying