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Mar

Study finds not all women get appropriate care for cervical cancer

Black and Hispanic women are less likely to receive guideline-based care, especially at high-volume hospitals, according to a new analysis

Women with locally advanced cervical cancer whose treatment follows national guidelines for care have better survival, regardless of race, ethnicity or stage of cancer.

But fewer than 3 out of 5 women received guideline-based care. For black and Hispanic women, just over half did, a new study finds. And this could help explain why cervical cancer outcomes tend to be worse for these women.

Researchers analyzed records from 16,195 patients treated between 2004 and 2012 for locally advanced cervical cancer. Patient information was reported to the National Cancer Database, which represents 96 percent of the cervical cancer cases in the United States.

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