African-American women are 40 percent more likely to develop cervical cancer caused by the STD human papillomavirus (HPV) and 20 percent more likely to die from it compared to white women. The price of vaccination shots, cultural inhibitions and education about the STD can inhibit prevention.
Yvette Wilson, the actor who played "Andell Wilkerson" on '90s hit show Moesha, is battling Stage 4 cervical cancer. Stage 4 cancer is the final stage in which the cancer has progressed so much that it has spread to other organs in the body.
A new study suggests that teenage girls who have received HPV vaccines may be forgoing condoms in the mistaken belief that they are protected from STIs, including HIV. But they are not becoming more promiscuous, a CDC report finds.