Researchers claim that the Australia is on its way to become the world’s First Nation to effectively eliminate Cervical Cancer if the existing vaccination and screening rates are continued.
A brand-new research report published in The Lancet Public Health envisages the cervical cancer will soon be a rarity in Australia.
Researchers claim that Australia is on its way to become the world’s first nation to effectively eliminate cervical cancer if the existing vaccination and screening rates are continued.
According to the research, the disease could be eliminated as a public health issue in Australia within 20 years.
Globally, cervical cancer is the fourth most common cause of cancer and the fourth-most common cause of death from cancer in women.
In 2012, an estimated 528,000 cases of cervical cancer occurred, with 266,000 deaths. This is about 8% of the total cases and total deaths from cancer.
About 70% of cervical cancers occur in developing nations.