Navigation Links
Cervical Cancer Spotted Later in Women Without Health Insurance
Date:7/19/2012

THURSDAY, July 19 (HealthDay News) -- Lack of health insurance is a major predictor of whether women will be diagnosed with late-stage cervical cancer, a new study suggests.

The analysis of data from nearly 70,000 U.S. women diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer between 2000 and 2007 found that lack of insurance was second only to age as the strongest predictor of late-stage (stages 3 and 4) cancer at diagnosis.

The researchers found that 55 percent of privately insured patients had stage 1 cancer at diagnosis, compared with 40 percent of Medicaid recipients and 36 percent of uninsured patients.

In contrast, late-stage cancer was diagnosed in 24 percent of those with private insurance, 34 percent of those with Medicaid and 35 percent of those without insurance.

Age was another important factor. Women 35 and older were up to 2.5 times more likely to be diagnosed with advanced cancer than those aged 21 to 34.

Inadequate screening contributes to the risk of being diagnosed with late-stage cervical cancer, the researchers noted.

The study was published online July 19 in the American Journal of Public Health.

"Advanced-stage disease leads not only to poorer quality of life and greater morbidity, but often to higher treatment costs as well. Screening should be made accessible and affordable for all women for whom it is recommended, especially for those at higher risk of advanced-stage disease, such as middle-aged women, Medicaid recipients and uninsured women," they concluded in a journal news release.

More than 12,000 women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer and more than 4,200 will die of the disease in the United States this year, according to the American Cancer Society.

More information

The U.S. National Cancer Institute has more about cervical cancer screening.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: American Cancer Society, news release, July 19, 2012


'/>"/>
Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Students focus on creating a better cervical collar
2. Simple assault and ground level fall do not require cervical spine CT
3. Study Suggests Vaccine May Help Kids With Brain Cancer
4. New Stool Test Might Aid in Early Detection of Colon Cancer
5. Study reveals how cancer drug causes diabetic-like state
6. How a cancer drug leads to diabetes
7. You Survived Cancer: Now Pay Attention to Your Overall Health
8. New drug prevents spread of human prostate cancer cells
9. Eliminating the good cholesterol receptor may fight breast cancer
10. Taller, Heavier Women May Face Higher Ovarian Cancer Risk
11. Experimental Chemo Combo for Colon Cancer Disappoints
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Cervical Cancer Spotted Later in Women Without Health Insurance
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Comfort Keepers® of San Diego, CA is excited ... To Recovery® program to drive cancer patients to and from their cancer treatments. ... highest quality of life and ongoing independence. Getting to and from medical treatments ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... People across the U.S. are sharpening ... Talker Award, an essay contest in which patients and their families pay tribute to ... at the 2016 National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual Education Conference (AEC) this ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... proud to recognize Dr. Barry M. Weintraub as a prominent plastic surgeon and ... women in the world, and the most handsome men, look naturally attractive. Plastic ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... is actively feeding the Frederick area economy by obtaining investment capital for emerging ... the past 2½ years that have already resulted in more than a million ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... Pro-Am Heroes Golf Classic Tournament held on June 20th at the Woodmont Country ... local charity, Luke’s Wings, an organization dedicated to helping service members that have been ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/26/2016)... 26, 2016 One of Australia,s ... formation of a new biotechnology company, Noxopharm Limited [ABN 50 608 ... IPO and to list on the ASX. Noxopharm is ... to enter a Phase 1 clinical study later this year. ... one of the biggest problems facing cancer patients - the ability ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... , June 27, 2016 Jazz Pharmaceuticals ... waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of ... acquisition of Celator Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Celator"; Nasdaq: ... p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time). As previously announced ... into a definitive merger agreement under which Jazz Pharmaceuticals ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... June 27, 2016  VMS Rehab Systems, Inc. ( ... take whatever measures required to build a strong and ... is currently listed on the OTC Markets-pink current trading ... and CEO, "We are seeing an anomaly in market ... not only by the Company, but shareholders and market ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: