Cervical cancer on Taiwan

Cervical cancer on Taiwan

Each year, 1,600 new cases of cervical cancer are diagnosed and 700 of the patients die from it each year.

Among the 20-34-year-old Taiwanese, 20% of them show cervical precancerous affections.  On Taiwan, 99.7% of all cervical cancer are caused by HPV (human papilloma virus).  Pap smear screening of Taiwanese women 30 years old and older has reached 81% of that population but of the Taiwanese women under 30 years old, less than 20% have been screened by Pap smear.

 

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Victor Chen, herbalist, alternative healthcare lecturer, Chinese affairs analyst, retired journalist
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