During a recent visit to the East African nation, [Paul Blumenthal, MD, MPH] learned from a colleague that 60 percent of all referrals to Ethiopia's only cancer center were women with cervical cancer.
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Cervical cancer rates are high in Ethiopia, where new methods are being used to screen for cancer.
Gynecologist Paul Blumenthal is helping to build a program in Ethiopia to improve screening of cervical cancer.
"Our objective is to prevent cervical cancer from ever occurring by doing this simple screening, uncovering pre-cancers that could develop into cancers," Blumenthal said. "We're really hoping to make a difference for the women of Ethiopia."