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Preventing and controlling cervical cancer in Africa: a call for action/Prevention et controle du cancer du col en Afrique: appel a l'action.(EDITORIAL/EDITORIAUX)(Editorial)

[...]it is possible that the higher prevalence of HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa accounts for the persistence of severe forms of cervical cancer in the region. The World Bank has estimated that the cost of screening for cervical cancer every five years is US$ 100 per disability -adjusted year (DALY)... Full description

Journal Title: African Journal of Reproductive Health 2015, Vol.19(1), p.9(5)
Main Author: Okonofua, Friday
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Language: English
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description: [...]it is possible that the higher prevalence of HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa accounts for the persistence of severe forms of cervical cancer in the region. The World Bank has estimated that the cost of screening for cervical cancer every five years is US$ 100 per disability -adjusted year (DALY) gained, compared with $2,600 per DALY for treatment and palliative care for invasive cancer4. [...]primary prevention and prompt secondary prevention makes sense and should be the major focus of any attempt to deal with the disease in the African region.
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