CervingConfidence encourages “Black women to commit to their well-woman exams as a part of self-care and protect themselves against cervical cancer”, a commitment any of us with a cervix can also make.
What is the CervingConfidence initiative?
The (United States) Black Women’s Health Imperative explain:
What does CervingConfidence mean?
The (United States) CervingConfidence explain:
Routine well woman exams are a must if you want to protect your cervical health. Did you know that Black women are
compared to white women? But the good news is that cervical cancer is preventable.
Let’s cerv looks and cerv confidence. And also cerv as our sisters’ keeper!”
CervingConfidence: Let’s Uncover the Truth
Is there an association between women of color and cervical cancer?
Women of color are diagnosed at a later stage and therefore have a higher mortality rate. When detected early, cervical cancer and pre-cancer are highly treatable. In fact, up to 93% of cervical cancers are preventable. Yet despite the clear merit of consistent and thorough screening, nearly 20% of women aged 21-65 in the US in 2018 reported they were not up-to-date with cervical cancer screening – that’s 16 million women not following up on their gynecologic health as recommended”.
Cervical Cancer Screening Tests
What does the American Cancer Society note about cervical cancer screening tests?
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