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IMPORTANT NEWS FOR TEENAGE GIRLS AND WOMEN HPV vaccine protects against cancer, large study finds

  • Alert date October 1, 2020

    Contact: Study published in The New England Journal of Medicine.

    The risk of developing cervical cancer was reduced by 88 percent in women who had been vaccinated before age 17, and by 53 percent in those vaccinated between ages 17 and 30, according to the study of nearly 1.7 million girls and women.

    A large Swedish study found the HPV vaccine substantially reduces a woman’s risk of developing cervical cancer, especially in women who were immunized at a younger age.

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