Cervical Cancer Could Be Gone By The Year 2100 In Most Countries

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It seems that cervical cancer could stop being a significant public health threat in most of the world by 2100, according to the latest study.

According to the latest data and conclusions, the more widespread use of the HPV vaccine also combined with increased cervical cancer screening could lead to a massive rate of prevention of the cases of this disease all over the world.

CBSNews notes that “Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women across the globe with an estimated 570,000 new cases reported in 2018. It is responsible for killing 300,000 women each year.”

How can we eliminate cervical cancer 

Back in 2018, the World Health Organization called for urgent action, and they have coordinated their efforts in order to eradicate the disease.

The brand new study has been published in The Lancet Oncology, and it shows how all of this can become achievable.

“HPV, a group of more than 150 viruses that are sexually transmitted, is responsible for the majority of cervical cancers. It’s estimated that HPV vaccines can potentially prevent up to 84 to 90 percent of cervical cancers,” the online publication writes.

In countries with higher income such as the US, Canada, and the U.K. cervical cancer could be eliminated as a public health issue within 25 to 40 years if these recommendations that we mentioned above are adopted.

Raising awareness on the HPV vaccine 

On the other hand, it’s important to note that even if the HPV vaccine is available in the whole world, many US teens are not getting it.

“Despite the enormity of the problem, our findings suggest that global elimination is within reach with tools that are already available, provided that both high coverage of HPV vaccination and cervical screening can be achieved,” Professor Karen Canfell from the Cancer Council New South Wales in Australia, who led the study, said in a statement via CBSNews.


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