November 16, 2019

Significant reduction in pre-cancerous cells highlights the need to expand HPV vaccinations

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ANALYST COMMENT from GlobalData Following the publication of research in the BMJ, on 03 April 2019, indicating that human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinations in Scotland have reduced the prevalence of precancerous cervical cells at age 20, by 89%, compared to women who had not received the vaccination, James Mather, MChem, Pharma Analyst at GlobalData, a leading […]

Cervical cancer is the third most common cancer among women in Latin America and the Caribbean, but it can be prevented

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World Cancer Day Each year, approximately 72,000 women in the Americas are diagnosed with cervical cancer and more than 34,000 women die from this disease. HPV testing for women to detect precancerous lesions, followed by timely treatment, and together with HPV vaccination for girls are key strategies to prevent cervical cancer and save lives Washington, D.C., February […]

Cayman Islands HSA encourages women to protect themselves from cervical cancer

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January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, and the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority (HSA) is encouraging women to take action to protect themselves from cervical cancer by educating women about the ways they can prevent the disease which include regular screening tests and the HPV vaccine. HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection and is […]

PAHO launches campaign to prevent cervical cancer

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In the Americas, more than 34,000 women die each year from this disease, which can be prevented through vaccination, screening, and treatment of precancerous lesions. Washington, D.C., 27 November 2018 (PAHO) – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) launched a communication campaign today to prevent cervical cancer, which kills more than 34,000 women each year […]

Preventing cancer

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BY DR. WENDY WILCOX From Caribbean Life If you could prevent cancer in yourself and your children, would you? Several cancers — including cervical cancer, the fifth most common cancer among women — are highly preventable. What these cancers have in common is their cause — the human papillomavirus, or HPV for short. HPV is […]

Cancer in populations of African Ancestry: studies of the African Caribbean Cancer Consortium

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From Springer Link Authors Authors and affiliations Camille Ragin Elizabeth Blackman Robin Roberts Raleigh Butler Samuel Gathere Darron Halliday Kimlin Ashing Among all non-communicable diseases, cancer is the second cause of death worldwide. Although some cancers are preventable [1, 2, 3] and treatable and even curable, cancer remains the most common cause of death among populations of African Ancestry worldwide [4, 5]. […]

HPV Vaccine is recommended for boys [not mandatory in Cayman]

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From CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that you get your boys and girls vaccinated at 11 or 12 to prevent cancers caused by HPV. Get your boys vaccinated. Why do I need to protect my son against HPV-related diseases? A lot of parents know that HPV vaccine protects girls against cervical […]