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Canada’s cervical cancer crisis: immigrant women are not accessing lifesaving screening

Posted on: January 22, 2024

Despite the advantages of cervical cancer screening and the accessibility of provincially covered health care in Canada, ensuring reasonable access to medically necessary services without out-of-pocket expenses, a critical concern persists. Immigrant women, constituting 20.6 per cent of the total population, continue to be underscreened. This disparity raises significant health concerns, especially considering Canada’s ongoing influx of thousands of new immigrants annually.

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