End of cervical cancer: Australia defies Anti-Vaxx movement

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HPV vaccine research set to eliminate disease from Australia by 2028
https://www.theage.com.au/national/cervi...507dn.html

EXCERPT: Cervical cancer is set to become a rare disease in Australia within just two years and rendered so uncommon by 2028 it will be deemed eliminated as a public health problem for the first time anywhere in the world. The new forecast has been detailed in research in the Lancet Public Health Journal, which found that although global deaths from the disease still exceed 310,000 each year, Australia is heading towards a scenario where cervical cancer would be almost unheard of.

The positive prediction has been largely credited to the introduction a decade ago of the world-leading national human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination program for schoolchildren, but key changes began in 1991 with the beginning of the country’s pap smear program. In the decades afterwards, cervical cancer rates in women dropped about 50 per cent, as abnormalities were identified before they developed. The incidence of cervical cancer in Australia now stands at seven cases per 100,000, about half the global average.

Now research from Cancer Council NSW argues the most dramatic improvements are still to come, as the first recipients of the early HPV vaccination program begin to reach their mid thirties. In just two years, cervical cancer could be officially considered a rare cancer in Australia, with six new cases per 100,000 women annually. If current practices continue, the disease will be all but eradicated by 2066, when there will be about one case per 100,000. By 2100 there would be just three deaths per million women (compared to 21 deaths per million, or about 260 deaths each year today)....

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(Oct 4, 2018 11:35 PM)C C Wrote: HPV vaccine research set to eliminate disease from Australia by 2028
https://www.theage.com.au/national/cervi...507dn.html

EXCERPT: Cervical cancer is set to become a rare disease in Australia within just two years and rendered so uncommon by 2028 it will be deemed eliminated as a public health problem for the first time anywhere in the world. The new forecast has been detailed in research in the Lancet Public Health Journal, which found that although global deaths from the disease still exceed 310,000 each year, Australia is heading towards a scenario where cervical cancer would be almost unheard of.

The positive prediction has been largely credited to the introduction a decade ago of the world-leading national human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination program for schoolchildren, but key changes began in 1991 with the beginning of the country’s pap smear program. In the decades afterwards, cervical cancer rates in women dropped about 50 per cent, as abnormalities were identified before they developed. The incidence of cervical cancer in Australia now stands at seven cases per 100,000, about half the global average.

Now research from Cancer Council NSW argues the most dramatic improvements are still to come, as the first recipients of the early HPV vaccination program begin to reach their mid thirties. In just two years, cervical cancer could be officially considered a rare cancer in Australia, with six new cases per 100,000 women annually. If current practices continue, the disease will be all but eradicated by 2066, when there will be about one case per 100,000. By 2100 there would be just three deaths per million women (compared to 21 deaths per million, or about 260 deaths each year today)....

MORE: https://www.theage.com.au/national/cervi...507dn.html

Quote:Why is HPV vaccine now being offered to boys?

HPV causes cancers in men as well as women. An increasing proportion of mouth and throat cancers, which affect men at higher rates than women, are caused by HPV. HPV can also cause penile and anal cancers in men. HPV immunisation has been recommended (but not funded) for boys for several years in New Zealand and many other countries.
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