New vaccinations and screening techniques could see cervical cancer eliminated from Australia by 2028. We look at our nation’s boundary-pushing treatment agenda and tips for women to stay safe.
Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer amongst women around the world – there were 570,000 new cases in 2018 alone according to the World Health Organisation, with 933 of those affecting women in Australia, Cancer Australia reports.
However, times may be about to change.
Australia has been at the cutting edge of cervical cancer prevention for decades, and recent studies indicate that the disease could become a rarity in this country by 2020 and eliminated by 2028. Preventative vaccines and new testing techniques are proving an effective combination.