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14 July 2009

Smear campaign

Cervical cancer kills 200 000 women a year and it’s the most prevalent form of cancer among black women, affecting more than 30 percent.

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Cervical cancer kills 200 000 women a year and it’s the most prevalent form of cancer among black women, affecting more than 30 percent. However, your chance of survival is nearly 100 percent if a Pap smear detects it early.

Take action: Have a Pap smear at least once a year. Be particularly careful if you became sexually active at an early age, have had multiple sex partners or smoke.

 
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