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Cancer Council NSW reveals Australia is on track to stop cervical cancer

Australia is set to become the first country in the world to eliminate a deadly cancer thanks to an approach that is saving lives.

New research from Cancer Council NSW has shown that if vaccination and screening coverage levels are maintained rates of diagnosis will drop

The research predicts that cervical cancer rates will drop to less than six in 100,000 by 2022, meaning that it will soon be considered a rare cancer.

Rates will continue to drop to below four in 100,000 by 2035.

Professor Karen Canfell, director of research at Cancer Council NSW, said the World Health Organisation recently called for action to eliminate cervical cancer.

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(Source: APNA)

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