Australia set to ‘eliminate’ cervical cancer by 2028

Australia has just announced that it is on track to banish cervical cancer (caused by human papilloma virus infection) in the next 10 years!  As you likely know, this is the virus that causes most cases of cervical cancer, genital warts, anal cancers and many head and neck cancers.  You may also know that although we have had the same vaccines and screening tests for a while, in the U.S. our vaccination rates are dismally low compared with some other countries.  Not only will Australia save many lives and prevent many surgeries with this milestone, it will also save tremendous amounts of money on having to care for these illnesses.  Here’s the link:

 

AUSTRALIA IS A VACCINATION ROCK-STAR!

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Author: marcgrella

Primary care pediatrician; vaccine advocate; hunger fighter; refugee supporter.

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