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Jul 2019

Hopes raised for eradication of cervical cancer

A Lancet review has shown a fall in cases of HPV and pre-cancerous growths and scientists say the success of the HPV vaccination offers hope that one day cervical cancer will be eradicated. Immunisation against the human papilloma virus, which is the cause of most cervical cancers, commenced over a decade ago. The review included…

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Apr 2019

Dramatic drop in cervical disease linked to HPV vaccine

New research in Scotland has suggested that routinely vaccinating girls with the HPV vaccine results in a ‘dramatic’ reduction in cervical disease later on in life. HPV (human papillomavirus) is a sexually transmitted infection and some strains of the virus are linked to cervical cancer. Researchers suggest that since an immunisation programme was launched ten…

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