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23 August 2011

Cervical vaccine for anal cancer

A vaccine routinely used to shield against cervical cancer caused by the HPV also reduces women's risk of anal cancer, a study published by the journal The Lancet Oncology says.

A vaccine routinely used to shield against cervical cancer caused by the human papillomavirus also reduces women's risk of anal cancer, a study published by the journal The Lancet Oncology says.

Women who received Cervarix had a 76% lower risk of cervical infection and a 62% lower risk of anal infection compared with un-inoculated counterparts.

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