Global Activism: Cervical Cancer Rates For U.S. Women On Par With Global Poor

A nurse informs women about cancer at the Saint Nicolas Hospital, during the comprehensive cervical cancer initiative in Saint-Marc, Haiti, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015.
A nurse informs women about cancer at the Saint Nicolas Hospital, during the comprehensive cervical cancer initiative in Saint-Marc, Haiti, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015. Dieu Nalio Chery / AP Photo
A nurse informs women about cancer at the Saint Nicolas Hospital, during the comprehensive cervical cancer initiative in Saint-Marc, Haiti, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015.
A nurse informs women about cancer at the Saint Nicolas Hospital, during the comprehensive cervical cancer initiative in Saint-Marc, Haiti, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015. Dieu Nalio Chery / AP Photo

Global Activism: Cervical Cancer Rates For U.S. Women On Par With Global Poor

Gynecologic surgeon Dr. Nicole Williams travels to many countries, including the Dominican Republic and Cambodia, to perform free surgeries for patients who cannot afford them. She discovered that cervical cancer is as big a problem for working class and poor women in the U.S., as it is for the extreme poor around the world.

Dr. Williams joins Worldview host Jerome McDonnell for our Global Activism segment to discuss how the lack of access to preventative healthcare, here and abroad, kills millions of women. For Women’s Health Week (May 13–19, 2018), her practice, the Gynecology Institute of Chicago, will offer 100 free pap smears for new, uninsured patients.