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20 June 2011

HPV vaccine= less cervical problems

A vaccine to prevent cervical cancer, triggered by HPV, has helped reduce the number of teenage girls developing abnormalities in their cervix by as much as 50%.

A vaccine to prevent cervical cancer, triggered by the human papillomavirus (HPV), has helped reduce the number of teenage girls developing abnormalities in their cervix by as much as 50% in a study in Australia, researchers reported.

"This data ... shows a reduction in the number of very young woman with high grade cervical lesions diagnosed since the vaccine program started," said Julia Brotherton, an epidemiologist with the Victorian Cytology Service Registries and lead author of the paper.

 
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