Australia could become first country to eradicate cervical cancer

Australia could become the first country to eradicate cervical cancer, according to an announcement from the International Papillomavirus Society.

New research, published on Sunday, reveals that Australia’s free HPV vaccine program in schools has led to a dramatic decline in future cervical cancer rates.

Within 40 years, the number of new cases is projected to drop to “just a few”, professor Suzanne Garland from the Royal Women’s Hospital, who led the research, said.

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