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    According to the Center for Disease Control, in 2004 the number of deaths from cervical cancer in the USA was 3850.

    So the deaths of around 3000 on 9/11 meant that the USA started the "war on terror" but a larger number of deaths each year warrants no action. Clearly that's right as these are only women.

    Does Magna Carta mean nothing to you? Did she die in vain?

    by Lib Dem FoP on Thu Aug 21, 2008 at 03:47:47 PM PDT

    •  You make a good point. If every woman (0+ / 0-)

      had regular Pap smears, the number of deaths would be much lower.  But, the reality is, every woman does not, so the problem needs to be addressed.  

      If women who do not get regular Pap smears tend to be of low incomes (which seems likely though I do not know), the program to provide Gardasil vaccination (for free) for all low income girls would seem to be the most important part of the program, and certainly that part of the Gardasil effort would be cost-effective.

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