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Odira Obunse

Meade HighClass of 2023bowie, MD

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Increasing Cervical Cancer Screening Access for Women in Nigeria

Started May 31, 2022

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Women in Nigeria need better access to cervical screening in order to prevent a higher and increasing rate of cervical cancer mortality within Nigeria. It is estimated that 14,000 women are diagnosed every year while there are 8,000 deaths from cervical cancer making it the second most diagnosed cancer in women. When cervical screening is increased and improved awareness for women becomes increased with the potential of decreasing cervical cancer. There is a lesser screening rate among the poor communities in Nigeria. This is why I ask the question, Can we decrease cervical cancer mortality rates by increasing access to cervical cancer screening to women in Nigeria? I plan on using information from at least 10 peer-reviewed articles. The 10 articles will be about cervical screening and increasing access for women in Nigeria to cervical screening.