Vaccination Against HPV, Early Cervical Cancer Diagnoses Could Save Lives Of More Than 300K Women
U.N. News: World Cancer Day: Early cervical cancer diagnosis could save lives of over 300,000 women
“Cervical cancer kills more than 300,000 women every year, with one woman diagnosed every minute, despite the fact that it is one of the most preventable and curable forms of the disease. In a statement released on Monday to coincide with World Cancer Day, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said that nine out of ten women who die from cervical cancer are from poor countries, and that if no action is taken, deaths from the disease will rise by almost 50 percent by 2040. The WHO points out that new diagnoses can be reduced by ensuring that all 9-14 year old girls globally are vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV)…” (2/4).