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New Global Strategy to End Cervical Cancer

New global strategy to end cervical cancer

About 200 countries have recently joined in a commitment to implement the new strategy put forward by the UN to accelerate the elimination of cervical cancer.

La World Health Organization (WHO) has engaged 194 countries in a commitment to adopt a common tactic to accelerate the elimination of cervical cancer (cervical cancer) in three essential steps: vaccinationdetection y treatment.

According to WHO estimates, the global implementation of the strategy could reduce cervical cancer-related deaths by up to 2050 million by 5.

The objectives of the new strategy (called 90–70–90) are as follows:

  • 90% of girls fully vaccinated at age 15 with the HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine.
  • 70% of women screened by high performance test at age 35 and again at age 45.
  • 90% of women diagnosed with cervical disease with treatment (90% of women with precancerous lesions and 90% of women with invasive cancer).

Compliance in 2030 with the objectives set, agreed and approved in the WHO resolution, would make it possible for the incidence of cervical cancer to be halved worldwide by 2050.

Cervical Cancer, A Public Health Priority

In 2018, the WHO considered cervical cancer as a preventable and removable disease, and declared the disease a public health priority.

Vaccination plays a fundamental role in the prevention against the Human Papillomavirus (HPV), but the Annual gynecological check-ups from the age of 25, or earlier if they start having sex, They are essential to achieve an early diagnosis, detect any pathology or alteration and prevent diseases.

Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women worldwide, a curable cancer if it is detected early and treated properly.

Make an appointment with your doctor, if you have irregular menstrual cycles, bleeding and abnormal blood loss, more prolonged or abundant, pain during menstruation and / or during sexual intercourse, feeling of pressure in the pelvis or swelling in the abdomen or need to urinate frequently.

Regarding vaccination, the current recommendations of the Ministry of Health are as follows:

Vaccination at 12 years: It is recommended to vaccinate with a 2-dose dose only for girls.

Vaccination between 13 and 18 years: Vaccination with a 2-dose administration is recommended only to adolescents who have not previously been vaccinated or who are partially vaccinated. 3 doses will be administered if vaccination is started from the age of 14 or 15.

Vaccination under risk conditions: It is recommended to vaccinate with an administration of 3 doses to people, both men and women, with risk conditions.

  • Women who have had cervical surgery (any age).
  • HIV infection (up to age 26).
  • Men who have sex with men (up to age 26).
  • People in a situation of prostitution (up to 26 years old).

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