Japan: ‘Distressing’ Trend – Cervical Cancer Increasing

14 Jan, 2019
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Cervical cancer is on the rise among young women in Japan. This contrasts with the trend seen in most other developed countries, where rates have been falling, largely as a result of screening and vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) — the chief cause of virtually all cervical cancers worldwide.

The recent increase in cervical cancer in Japan can probably be explained by several factors, say researchers: low levels of cervical cancer screening, changes in sexual behavior leading to an increase in the prevalence of HPV infection, and the suspension in June 2013 of an active recommendation of HPV vaccination.

This entry was posted on Monday, January 14th, 2019 at 2:14 pm and is filed under Blog, Latest News.

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