WHO and IARC Warn People About Cervical Cancer and Recommend Vaccination Against the Virus

WHO and IARC Warn People About Cervical Cancer and Recommend Vaccination Against the Virus


It is reported that three-quarters of women at some GP surgeries have failed crucial checks for cervical cancer. WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), studied for the overall cases of cervical cancer across the world. The report revealed the figure 570,000 new cases of cervical cancer diagnosed worldwide in the previous year. Thus, the organization declared it the fourth most common type of cancer in women worldwide. As per the study, more than 310,000 women die from cervical cancer every year. The massive deaths occur in poorer countries where immunization rates against the human papillomavirus (HPV) are low.

Baseless rumors causing people to decline the HPV vaccine is preventing the destruction of cervical cancer. As per health authorities, 300,000 women die every year due to cervical cancer. In London, only 71% of patients have had the latest test they were deserving. Previously, in 1997, the figure included 82% of people which came down this decade. The decreased number has been blamed on women being awkward and scared about the procedure including a shortage of appointments. Thus, health officials are so concerned about the drop. They are going to unroll a cervical awareness in March.

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) issued a statement in which it verifies the effectiveness and safety of HPV vaccination. Baseless rumors about HPV vaccines persist to unnecessarily postpone and obstruct the scaling up of the injection. Elisabete Weiderpass, IARC Director, said the HPV virus generally spreads through direct contact. Most of the times, HPV causes cervical cancer. IARC said in developed and prosperous countries; some anti-vaccine communities are inducing parents to refuse the vaccine for their child. But the move is leaving them at risk. The WHO recommends vaccination for all girls. The health agency suggests screening and treatment for older women to reduce cancer risk. Some of the countries recommend the shot for boys, to get rid of the virus and minimize general circulation.

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