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High uptake of HPV vaccine can lead to elimination of cervical cancer: Study

The study, published in the Lancet medical journal, observed that two strands of HPV virus that are mainly responsible for cervical cancer fell 83 per cent in girls aged 13 to 19 after five to eight years of vaccination.

Urine test could help prevent cervical cancer, finds study

Cervical cancer is most common in women aged 30 to 35 years. However, the precancerous stage is detectable in the 5-10 years before this, when up to a third of women fail to attend for their smear test.


Regular Pap smear tests can reduce the risk of cervical cancer

Studies show that women with three or more full-term pregnancies are at an increased risk of cervical cancer. Women who deliver before the age of 17 are also twice more likely to be affected than those who deliver after 25 years of age.

Cervical health awareness is crucial for women, even during pregnancy

World Cancer Day: Patients with cervical cancer, who continue their pregnancy, should be closely monitored until delivery. Advanced medical science has enabled gynecologists to remove cancerous cervix while preserving the womb.

Cervical cancer screening: how new device scores over older alternatives

Cervix is the second most common site for cancer in Indian women, preceded only by breast.

AIIMS completes trials for low-cost, painless cervical cancer screening device

The inventor is in talks with the Tamil Nadu government for introduction of the FDA-approved device in a primary care setting.


An investment in the future

Australia’s cervical cancer immunisation programme can serve as a template

Technical group approves cervical cancer vaccine in national programme

SJM, the economic wing of RSS, had written to the prime minister last month against the introduction of the vaccine in the national programme citing safety and cost concerns.

As India dithers, funding agency waits, says cervical cancer vaccine effective

In December 2015, GAVI announced a $500 million grant for India, a quarter of which was to be spent for health system strengthening.

Cervical cancer vaccine that RSS wing wanted out faces a wait

Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer among women in India.