But pandemic postponements and ongoing racial disparities in testing and diagnosis have many experts worried that some Black women may fall through the cracks. Research shows that Black women are twice as likely to die of cervical cancer than white women. In addition, Black women are more likely to be diagnosed with advanced cervical cancer than women in any other racial group, which can lead to worse outcomes. “Along with Ciara, we encourage Black women to prioritize themselves and their health.”This summer, Ciara is scheduled to host a virtual summit about self-care and more ways Black women can protect their sexual health. To learn more about how routine Pap smears can improve outcomes for those with cervical cancer, read “Regular Pap Smears Boost Cervical Cancer Survival Rates.”
At Wellness Axis we want to encourage habits of wellness, Increase awareness of factors and resources contributing to well-being, Inspire and empower individuals to take responsibility for their own health, and to support a sense of community. Wellness can be thought of as the quality or state of being in good health.