WHO says cervical cancer can be eradicated

The World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Monday that each year more than 300,000 women globally die from cervical cancer, which could be avoided if they received timely medical attention.

This could be the first cancer eliminated if 90 percent of the girls are vaccinated, 70 percent of the women are screened and 90 percent of the sick receive treatment. He also pointed out that nine out of ten of these deaths occur in the poorest countries.

This malignant tumor in the lower part of the uterus is the fourth most common cancer in the female sex, but it is preventable by vaccination against the Human Papillomavirus (HPV), an infection that is transmitted through sexual contact. According to WHO data, 99 percent of cervical cancer cases are related to HPV.

The international body also refers to effective secondary prevention approaches, with the detection and treatment of precancerous lesions. Treatments for sick people include surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy, which can be very effective. / JML

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