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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Easy Steps Could Wipe Out Cervical Cancer

There's no surefire way of preventing most types of cancer...but doctors say they're on the verge of wiping out cervical cancer with a few relatively simple strategies.

Dr Regan Savoie tells CHSJ news cervical cancer could likely be eradicated by vaccinating women against HPV as soon as possible. That vaccine is already available for free in schools for girls in grades 7 and 8, but you can get it up to age 45.

Other prevention strategies include using protection and not smoking. 1,500 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in Canada every year.

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