MINORITY WOMEN

hpv-kling2ALAN KLING, M.D

Dr. Kling is a recognized expert in the field of HPV treatment, Dr. Kling has lectured on HPV at Columbia, Cornell, Mount Sinai, NYU, Yale and many other medical centers, as well as at numerous national meetings. He is up-to-date on the latest advances in the diagnosis and treatment of HPV. Dr. Kling is the recognized go-to-person for HPV-related diagnoses in the metropolitan NYC area.
Dr. Kling’s private practice offices are located on the Upper East Side in Manhattan and in Park Slope, Brooklyn. The offices are comfortable, stylish, elegantly decorated and impeccably clean. You can feel reassured that your consultation and treatment will be performed by an accomplished, experienced, and well-respected board-certified physician.

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.