"WHO puts into account the fact that some cases don't reach hospitals for diagnosis, therefore World Health Organization statistics are higher than our hospital cases".
It is the fourth most deadly cancer for women.
In Rwanda, screening can be done in 26 hospitals and 240 health centres.
A person with insurance cover, mutuelle de santé, can be screened by paying only 200 Rwandan francs.
According to a report, almost 50 per cent of women aged between 45 and 65 were found to have the highest risk of cervical cancer. When you combine the age of the people eligible to be tested, with take-up rate, plus sensitivity of screening, this leaves only 10% of cancers being identified by the screening process.
Of pressing need is integrating national cancer control programmes into health systems at every level. A 2017 research study conducted by BIO Ventures for Global Health, titled "Africa's Emerging Cancer Crisis: A Call to Action" paints a gloomy picture on the continued rise of cancer as leading global killer.
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The video features Laura at home in Clare with her family and travelling to University Hospital Limerick for treatment, as well as on a trip to Copenhagen for meeting with the WHO. With the disease being such a major health problem in the country, all hands must be on deck for prevention or early detection with a view to making cure and management possible.
The three also appealed to government to conduct a stock taking exercise in terms of where Malta now stands in the implementation of the National Cancer Plan 2017 - 2021, while communicating with all stakeholders. He also highlighted the need for more specialised psychological support for children diagnosed with cancer, their parents as well as staff.
Dr Uwankindi says that one of the main challenges is inadequate knowledge on cancer issues among the general public.
Unless prevention is stepped up - with vaccination in the vanguard - the disease may claim as many as 460,000 lives per year by 2040, the agency added. The primary goal of notification is to effect prevention and control and better utilization of resources.
Secondary prevention is mainly through screening. It is better to get tested for any signs since the disease can be treated faster and better when detected through early diagnosis. He advised that a person should go for screening at least once a year.
According to the data, during these years, there was a 1.7 percent decrease in cancer mortality among Jewish-Israeli men and 1.6 percent decrease among Jewish-Israeli women.