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British National Health Administration (NHS) officials claim that cervical cancer may “become extinct” with the ability to permanently eliminate it thanks to a measurable improvement in tests and vaccination.
The new detection method, released last month, is looking for the effects of the human papillomavirus (HPV), which causes nearly all forms of cervical tumors.
Women infected with HPV are then referred for further checks looking for abnormal changes in the cervix.
The National Health Administration claims that a quarter of new cases can be prevented, by the method being implemented at the same time as the traditional “cervical smear” test.
Professor Peter Johnson, the National Clinical Director of Cancer, said he hoped this technology, along with the HPV vaccine, could eliminate the disease “completely” by the NHS in England.
It is worth noting that about 2500 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer annually in England.
Source: Daily Mail