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Cervical screening awareness week June 2019

Cervical cancer is nearly always preventable. HPV (Human papillomavirus) is a sexually transmitted virus that is extremely common - with four in five people exposed to the virus at some point in their lives. It is also the leading cause of cervical cancer in women, with 99.7% of cervical cancers being caused by HPV. The use of vaccination can prevent approximately 70% of all cervical cancer, while regular cervical screening can prevent nearly all cervical cancers by detecting any abnormal cells at an early stage before the cells turn cancerous.

You can find out more in Professor Gordon Wishart's article on LinkedIn via the link below:


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