Although cervical cancer is more of a problem in developing countries than in the United States, an estimated 10,520 new cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. in 2004, and 3,900 deaths will result from the disease. Cervical cancer is a major world health problem for women. The global yearly incidence of cervical cancer is 371,000, and the annual death rate is 190,000. It is the third most common cancer in women worldwide. Seventy eight percent of cases occur in developing countries, where cervical cancer is the second most frequent cause of cancer death in women.
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