Australia is set to be the first country to eliminate cervical cancer by 2028
The country is on track to meet the threshold of four or less new cases per 100,000 women each year, effectively eliminating the cancer by 2028. The cancer could be classified as "rare" as early as 2022, meeting a threshold of six new cases per 100,000 and deaths due to the diseases are expected to decline to one new case per 100,000 women by 2034. Australia was one of the first countries to introduce a national HPV vaccination program for girls in 2007 (The Lancet Public Health, Oct. 2, 201
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