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Dordogne. Screening for cervical cancer

40% of women do not get tested, or about 600,000 do not get tested in New Aquitaine. (© Bits and Splits Photolia)

As part of the 15th European Week for Cervical Cancer Prevention from 25 to 31 January 2021, the Regional Center for the Coordination of Cancer Screenings – Novel-Aquitaine (CRCDC-NA) mobilizes all healthy stakeholders and the general public at risk for cervical cancer screening.

Every year in France, cervical cancer affects 3,000 women and causes 1,100 deaths. However, through prevention, it can be prevented. However, 40% of women are not tested, or almost 600,000 women in New Aquitaine are not tested.

To be successful in eradicating this cancer, it is especially important to raise awareness about these 40% women and mobilize the health professionals who follow them.

CRCDC-NA was first launched in New Aquitaine, a leading systematic screening campaign for cervical cancer and aims to mobilize health professionals, associations and regional stakeholders to raise awareness on the issue. Public health and educating the general public as widely as possible about the importance of combating human papillomaviruses.

The France 3 region is participating in the campaign by broadcasting information from six federations affiliated with the cancer.

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