Secundary prevention of cervical cancer is feasible in LIC with cryotherapy or excision of the cervical transformation zone. However this requires training and resources and needs a national commitment of governments and NGOs to combat cervical cancer.
Cervical cancer is treatable in early stages with surgery: however this is technically difficult, and not many gynecologist are trained and equipped to reform these kind of operations in LIC. Sadly many women in LIC present with late stages cervical cancer and need (chemo)radiation therapy. The number of radiotherapy units is low in LIC and the costs of treatment are substantial. In some countries palliative care is available to prevent a painful death.
Cervical cancer is a disease of the poor!
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