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Great News About HPV Vaccines Preventing Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer claims the lives of nearly 350,000 women per year. Cancer isn’t something that you usually think of as having a vaccine against. But cervical cancer is mostly caused by the human papillomavirus, against which vaccines have been developed since 2006.

Because cervical cancer does not typically strike young women (it is most commonly diagnosed in women 35-44 years old), the long-term benefits of the vaccination program have taken time to manifest.

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