HPV vaccine is safe, says cancer agency, slams 'unfounded rumours'

Pearl Mccarthy
February 4, 2019

According to Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), 2018 saw more than 18 million new cases of cancer worldwide of which almost 5 million cases of breast, cervical, colorectal, and oral cancers could have been detected sooner and treated more effectively, improving patient survival rates and quality of life.

"WHO puts into account the fact that some cases don't reach hospitals for diagnosis, therefore World Health Organization statistics are higher than our hospital cases". Nonetheless, inventions after another rendered them curable but such did not halt the proliferation of even more lethal diseases, like cancer.

However, Uwankindi says that some Rwandan were not responding well to screening services.

"This is not about scaremongering but raising awareness of a risk women have a right to know about".

"The problem is that people fear to test".

Dr Linda Coate, consultant medical oncologist at University Hospital Limerick said: "All of the information we have is that the vaccine is safe and that it prevents a very difficult-to-treat form of cancer".

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The remaining 90% of those left over will develop a cancer symptom, such as a seizure resulting from a brain tumour or a lump resulting in breast cancer and will consult their GP. The campaign offers an opportunity to overcome barriers to early diagnosis, treatment and palliative care.

More importantly, China's cancer spectrum is significantly different from that of developed countries.

The three also appealed to government to conduct a stock taking exercise in terms of where Malta now stands in the implementation of the National Cancer Plan 2017 - 2021, while communicating with all stakeholders. Figures also showed that breast cancer is the cause of more than one in two alcohol-related women cancers across the region.

Among the ways to prevent cervical cancer, he added, include vaccination, avoiding teenage sex and not having many sexual partners. The primary objective of notification is to effect prevention and control and better utilization of resources. The most common cancers in China are those that have rather poor survival rate; whereas those in the United States, with the exception of lung cancer, are dominated by cancers with a good prognosis, and, for prostate and breast cancers, the incidence may be inflated by diagnostic activities linked to early detection and screening.

Secondary prevention is mainly through screening. She is the Clare Person of the Year for 2019. The risk of HPV exposure and thereby the risk of Cervical Cancer increases when one has multiple sexual partners and especially women with a history of sexually transmitted diseases, as well as smoking.

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