Hope for future eradication of cervical cancer

The vaccination was introduced in 2009 for school girls and was extended to boys for the first time this year.

Scientist have predicted the end of cervical cancer thanks to the success of the HPV vaccination.

A review of 65 studies covering 60 million people shows clear evidence of a drop in number of cases of HPV and pre-cancerous cells, according to The Lancet.

This has led to hopes of a significant fall and possible eradication of cervical cancer.

The vaccination was introduced in 2009 for school girls and was extended to boys for the first time this year.

Janet Lindsay, CEO of Wellbeing of Women, said: “Wellbeing of Women funded Professor Henry Kitchener who went on to discover the link between HPV and cervical cancer. Today we are closer to eradicating this deadly disease which has devastated thousands of families around the world. This is exciting news and shows the importance of investing in early research in order to ensure more medical breakthroughs and look after future generations.”

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