There has been a steep rise in rates of cervical cancer among women aged 25 to 29, a charity has warned. Sometimes it causes cells to change which, if not treated, could develop into cervical cancer.
Professor Jonathan Ball, from the University of Nottingham, was involved in neither sets of research but commented: 'The authors in their provocative piece do raise some important points highlighting that HPV vaccination isn't the absolute panacea for cervical cancer prevention, for example in cases where HPV infection isn't the cause.
Find out more about the vaccine at the Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust website.
Smear test uptake has hit a record low in the United Kingdom, with more than a quarter of women invited for a screening failing to attend, research suggests. The disease results in nearly 900 deaths a year, which would be much higher without smear tests, which prevent around 75 per cent of cervical cancers from developing.More news: Trump to sign USMCA trade deal Wednesday at the White House
Lincolnshire CCGs are reminding people that cervical cancer can kill, yet regular screening helps save thousands of lives every year.
According to recent data, about 71 percent of women without insurance have had a Pap smear test within the past three years, while about 88 percent of women with insurance have received the screening, putting those without insurance at higher risk for developing cervical cancer, a statement from the program said.
In unfortunate cases young women are diagnosed with the disease, but experts can not expect to see cancer rates really come down until decades into the future.
In the United Kingdom, women aged 25-to-64 who are registered with a GP are automatically invited for a smear test. She also is very happy at the prospect that cervical cancer may be eliminated for good. Today's Grade 6 students receive a different version of the vaccine, which protects against 90 per cent of cervical cancers.More news: Scotland's Russell to miss Six Nations opener after breach of team protocol
Once infected, via sexual contact, most fight off the virus naturally.
Testing for HPV is a more accurate test than cytology and is estimated to prevent nearly 500 extra cervical cancers every year.
PHE's statistics show fewer than two per cent of 16 to 18-year-olds now have HPV strains 16 and 18, which are most responsible for cervical cancer.
The removed area is then sent off for tests to determine the extent of the cell abnormalities.More news: United States health officials confirm first case of China coronavirus