CureCervicalCancer is dedicated to the early detection and prevention of cervical cancer for women who need it most. They screen and treat women in resource-poor regions of the world through the "See and Treat" method - also referred to as VIA (visual inspection with acetic acid and cryotherapy).
They have established 76 sustainable "See and Treat" clinics in 8 countries including Ethiopia, China, Guatemala, Haiti, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Vietnam. Their "Clinic in a Suitcase" program model donates the necessary equipment to establish a "See and Treat" clinic at a partner medical facility and provides medical training on the VIA (visual inspection with acetic acid) method to local healthcare professionals.
On a global scale, over half a million women acquire cervical cancer and more than 300,000 die from the disease each year. Over 85% of those cases occur in developing countries that lack proper screening and treatment programs. Cervical cancer is fatal if not treated. In the developing world, there simply are not enough resources to adequately deal with the cancer once it becomes invasive. Cervical cancer requires radical surgery with chemotherapy and/or radiation, treatments that are highly complex and prohibitively expensive for the vast majority of these affected populations. Hence, very few women are being treated for cervical cancer and it is now the second leading cause of cancer deaths for women worldwide.
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