1,577 women in Arad District were registered at the end of the third trimester of 2018 in Oncology Services with a diagnosis of cervical cancer. Among them, 33 new cases were diagnosed last year: 16 cases in urban areas and 17 cases in rural areas.
Between January 21 and 27 2019, the Arad Public Health Directorate marked the European Week for the Prevention of Cervical Cancer.
"Cervical cancer can be prevented by vaccination and periodic testing. Implemented together, vaccination against human papilloma virus (HPV) and screening is the optimal strategy to protect against Cervical Cancer. Regular participation in screening allows the detection of pre-cancerous lesions and cervical cancer in the early stages. Thus, the risk of cancer can be reduced to 40-70% by vaccination, and periodic testing reduces the risk of 30 to 50%. Screening vaccinated women adds a 30% reduction in specific mortality through Cervical Cancer, "said Constantin Catana, director of the Arad Public Health Department .
Cervical cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer in women worldwide, and the leading cause of death in women of active age (15-45 years). In the European Union, Romania is in unfavorable incidents (32.8 new cases / 100,000 women) and cervical cancer deaths (10.9 deaths / 100,000).