n South African Journal of Child Health - HPV vaccination : hot topics

Volume 2, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1994-3032
  • E-ISSN: 1999-7671



Cervical cancer is the commonest cancer cause of death among women living in developing countries, where 80% of new cases are diagnosed per year. In 2002 there were an estimated 493 000 new cases and 274 000 deaths from cervical cancer. Yet, in developed countries that have implemented mass, organised cytology-based screening programmes, cervical cancer is a relatively rare disease.

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