BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., August 1, 2018 – CureCervicalCancer (CCC) today announced they are just weeks away from reaching a major milestone of 100,000 women screened.
In the United States, the incidence of cervical cancer has been dramatically reduced by regular screening through PAP smears. Women in resource poor countries do not have the same access to basic screening and treatment services due to lack of infrastructure and trained healthcare professionals.
CureCervicalCancer is quickly approaching their major milestone of 100,000 women screened.
“We have a global epidemic–upwards of 300,000 women die every year from a nearly 100% preventable disease. Eighty-five percent of these women are in resource-poor countries,” says Dr. Patricia Gordon, CCC Founding Director and Chair of the Board.
Cervical cancer can be prevented if precancerous cell changes are detected and treated in early stages through regular screening. By employing their “See & Treat” method, CCC is able to help women receive the screening and treatment needed, anywhere in the world.
“See & Treat” uses VIA (Visual Inspection with Acetic Acid) to identify precancerous cervical lesions and treats these lesions with cryotherapy in the same visit. For women in remote villages, the opportunity to be screened and treated in one visit is key, because traveling to and from a clinic is often difficult and tedious. CCC also supplies a “Clinic in a Suitcase” which contains all equipment necessary to build a cervical cancer prevention clinic. By training local staff in “See & Treat” and providing required equipment and support, CCC creates sustainable prevention clinics in remote areas around the world and utilizes Community Health Volunteers to increase awareness in local communities.
Since 2013, CCC has trained over 500 healthcare professionals, screened 100,000 and treated more than 7,000 women, and created 80 sustainable clinics in Haiti, Vietnam, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Kenya, Guatemala, and China.
To learn more or to make a donation, please visit http://www.curecervicalcancer.org/donate or https://www.facebook.com/pg/CureCervicalCancer/fundraisers.