For Global Cervical Cancer Month, Mobile ODT brought together Prevent Cancer, MD Anderson, Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon, PSI and Grounds for Health to host a Twitter Chat on how together, we can end unnecessary deaths from cervical cancer in a generation, and provide women with resources for how to get screened TODAY.
During our chat- we reached more than 82,000 users, with participants from across the United States, Kenya, Uganda, Swaziland, and India.
Here are some of the highlights:
Each year, more than 900 million women are at risk for cervical cancer, but only 33% of women are screened- despite the fact that nearly 13,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year, and that the disease is the leading cause of death for women in the developing world.
First, we wanted to help women understand what causes cervical cancer & who is at risk:
Every woman should get screened for cervical cancer! It's quick and easy-- and there are even resources for women without insurance, who live in rural areas, and outside the US.
Screening is not just available in developed countries-- it is available everywhere! In fact, cervical cancer is the second cause of cancer death for women around the world.
The EVA System is an FDA approved, low cost screening tool for cervical cancer that can be deployed in all resource settings. EVA is being used in 23 countries, and our partners are using the powerful system for high-quality screenings, patient tracking and engagement, and real time monitoring and evaluation for BIG data. Together, this allows us to better understand the burden of disease in a country, or region, and make better decisions on where and how to deploy resources for training, treatment, and more.
Some of their exciting work with EVA is changing the lives of women around the world, everyday.