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Vaccines can prevent cervical cancer

Vaccines can prevent cervical cancer
EverCare Hospital, Lagos, has said vaccines can prevent the preclinical stage of cervical cancer.

3rd August 2022 3rd August 2022 EverCare Hospital, Lagos, has said vaccines can prevent the preclinical stage of cervical cancer.A statement by the hospital explained that approximately 8,000 women die yearly in Nigeria from cancer of the cervix, adding that in the United Kingdom, cervical cancer is the 12th commonest cancer in women but because of the introduction of vaccination and screening programmes, only 850 women die yearly.” Related News Early exposure to sex, keeping multiple partners risk factors for cervical cancer –Oncologist Cervical cancer is preventable with vaccination, says Fayemi Gov Fayemi's wife calls for increased efforts to combat cervical cancer Orimogunje, stated that it was saddening that cervical cancer, which was so easily preventable was killing thousands of women in Nigeria every year.It took so much for researchers to get things to this stage, but it is taking quite an inordinate amount of time for this eponymous life-changing research to permeate communities, especially in low-income countries like Nigeria.

This cancer is still a big killer in countries like Nigeria, second only to breast cancer.An Obstetrician And Gynaecologist at EverCare Hospital, Dr Olasupo Orimogunje, clarifies that “We can even go on by preventing the preclinical stage from developing by giving vaccines.

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