‘Steep rise’ in cervical cancer rates among young women

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HPV causes nearly all cases of cervical cancer and many experts believe that by stopping it spreading they will be able to all but wipe out the disease in England.

Using data from BC's cervical screening and immunization registries, researchers compared the rates of precancerous outcomes between women who had been vaccinated and those who hadn't.

Singh applauding the efforts of Phulkari CAN said, "The City of Amritsar is suddenly all ears to the awareness & the need to know how to properly educate their children & how women should look after their health, particularly to ward off Cervical Cancer".

It is on the above premise that Chain Reactions Nigeria, a leading public relations and integrated communication consulting firm, is partnering St. Ives, a multi-specialist hospital, to reduce the scourge of cervical cancer in the country in further demonstration of its commitment to Corporate Social Investment.

Despite disagreements, experts in all camps said women must go for cervical screening appointments, which undeniably reduce cancer rates.

Although rare, cervical cancer is still one of the most common cancers in women under 30. Truth is, whatever affects the women in our lives, affects every one of us.

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Young women, and those from deprived regions, are less likely to attend, according to Cancer Research UK.

"Public health practitioners in the United Kingdom can be rightly proud of the very high coverage achieved from which we should see near elimination of cervical cancer in young women over the next 15 years". Even with high-risk types of HPV, it doesn't mean you will get cancer because most of us will clear it, as our immune system will fight the infection off.

For the first time in half-decade, there is an increase in coverage among women considered eligible and who were 25 to 64 years old. She said: "I was young and healthy and hadn't experienced any symptoms, so to be told I had cervical cancer took me completely by surprise". These changes can be detected in the cervix by a pap smear.

Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust is running its #SmearForSmear campaign as part of Cervical Cancer Prevention Week, which runs from January 20 to 26.

Testing for HPV is a more accurate test than cytology and is estimated to prevent nearly 500 extra cervical cancers every year. We provide vaccines and offer screenings at our facility. "Without treatment the changes can sometimes develop into cervical cancer".

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