Q: Are there differences in the risk of developing cervical cancers between different ethnic minorities?
A: Women belonging to certain ethnic minorities in the United States are at increased risk of developing cervical cancer compared to Caucasians.
Q: Are women from different ethnic groups at increased risk of developing cervical cancer?
A: Minority woman have an increased chance of develop cervical cancer than woman who are not minorities and these cervical cancers are more aggressive.
Q: Why are minority women more likely to develop cervical cancer?
A: Minority women have an increased chance of developing cervical cancer because of poverty, limited access to quality health care, lack of insurance and/or lack of knowledge on how to get insurance, low educational levels , language challenges, compliance issues, and a multitude of cultural and social differences that gets in the way of avoiding behavior that puts them at a higher risk for acquiring infections and interferes with their ability to seek timely medical care.
Q: How much increased are the chances of an African American woman of getting cervical cancer compared to a Caucasian woman?
A: African American women have a 60% higher risk of developing cervical cancer compared to Caucasian women in the United States. Minority women have twice the risk of dying from cervical cancer than Caucasian women.
Q: What are the relative risks of developing cervical cancer for women who are Hispanic American Indian or Asian immigrants compared to Caucasian women?
A: All of these ethnic minorities have higher death rates from cervical cancer compared to Caucasian women.