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Risk of dying from cervical cancer higher than previously thought

A new analysis of cervical cancer mortality rates has revealed that the risk of dying from the disease is higher than previously thought, with black women most at risk. 
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A new analysis of cervical cancer mortality rates has revealed that the risk of dying from the disease is higher than previously thought, with black women most at risk.

Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health – who re-examined cervical cancer mortality rates from 2002 to 2012 in the United States – said previous estimates also included women who had undergone a hysterectomy and were therefore no longer at risk.

Their analysis, which only included women with a cervix, found that black women in the United States are dying from cervical cancer at a rate 77% higher than previously thought, and white women are dying at a rate 47% higher.

Significant underestimation

The corrected mortality rate in black women was 10.1 per

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