HPV vaccination lowers cervical cancer risk up to 87%, British study finds – UPI.com

Becoming vaccinated against the human papillomavirus, or HPV, reduces a woman’s risk for cervical cancer up to 87%, a study published Wednesday by the Lancet found.

By June 2019, about 450 fewer cases of cervical cancer and 17,200 fewer cases of cervical carcinomas, or pre-cancers, than expected occurred among women vaccinated between 12 and 13 years old in England from 2008 on, the data showed.

Cervical cancer rates were 62% lower in women vaccinated between ages 14 and 16 and 34% lower in those inoculated at ages 16 to 18 when the vaccine first was available, the researchers said.

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