A review on the socio-demographic and cultural factors associated with the delayed diagnosis of cervical cancer and possible interventions in screening attitude: From South Asian perspective
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Cervical cancer is the prominent reason of cancer related mortality in women in the South Asian countries. Unfortunately, due to low rate of cervical cancer screening (CCS) cervical cancer is still a significant public health problem in south Asian countries. Early diagnosis of cervical cancer can reduce the incidence and mortality rates of cervical cancer. There are lot of barriers that prevent women from up taking the CCS. But there are some facilitating factors of early diagnosis which if implemented increases the early diagnosis of cervical cancer. And here in this present review with the aim to facilitate the early diagnosis of cervical cancer we have discussed about the potential barriers to cervical cancer screening and possible interventions that targets delays and barriers to cervical cancer diagnosis.