Cervical Cancer: Disparities and Models of Steps Toward a Solution

Marvella E. Ford, PhD
Associate Director for Cancer Disparities, Associate Professor, Medical University of South Carolina, Hollings Cancer Center, Charleston, South Carolina
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The vaccine is new – long term results are not known, although 5-ye...
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For most women, the body’s own defenses will clear HPV and will not...
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Multiple sex partners OR a partner with multiple sex partners.
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Smoking may contribute to the process: concentration of carcinogens. ...
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This chart shows that African American women have almost double the i...
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At any time, if abnormal results are found, Pap test screenings will ...
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Caucasian4,016 3.2% (N=129)African American1,2444.3% (N=54)Hispani...
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These investigators developed models to address barriers to care and ...
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Prior to establishing the Deep South Network, there was little or no ...
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The Community Health Advisor (CHA)model is based on the premise that ...
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The Community Health Advisor (CHA) model is used to develop grassroot...
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The trainees determined which methods would work best in their commun...
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The pre/posttests each contained 20 questions to assess knowledge abo...
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- 1,000 volunteers were recruited by community leaders and Deep South...
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The talking points were:1. All women are at risk for breast cancer2. ...
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The need to collect community-level baseline evaluation dataThe impor...
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Inadequate funding for program staff and for CHA travel/training Tran...
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SAFe = Screening Adherence Follow-Up intervention model.Cervical canc...
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Screening Adherence Follow-Up Program (SAFe), an individualized, stru...
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Women with low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (LGSIL) and HGS...
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Project SAFe incorporates a multifaceted intervention aimed at reduci...
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Per SAFe protocol, all women receive level I services: A baseline 30-...
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The group of non-enrollees (n=369) included study-eligible women who ...
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- Fully adherent = keeping all prescribed follow-up appointments afte...
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SCDHEC Family Planning Services-Offers a yearly Pap test for women us...
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    Brief Description
Lecture on Cervical Cancer and Health Disparities. The Deep South Network for Cancer Control and the Screening Adherence Follow-Up intervention model is described.
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