The Cervical Cancer Prevention Project
Cervical cancer is a major concern in Bolivia and all over the world. It is the second most common cancer among women worldwide and strikes more than 490,000 women each year. Women in developing countries are disproportionately affected; more than 80% of deaths due to cervical cancer occur among women in developing nations.
Bolivia has one of the highest rates of cervical cancer in the world.
Centro Medico is fortunately able to test patients for cervical cancer in partnership with a hospital in Santa Cruz. They are able to process our results within a week, and then we can treat whatever is found. We also have agreements with local gynecologists and oncologists who will follow up with any of our clinic patients found to have an abnormal result. In collaboration with the Women's Health project, we are able to document these results in the patient's charts to improve the likelihood of follow-up and maintaining screening in the future