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Why Nigeria must include parents in plans to protect girls from cervical cancer – The Conversation Africa

The HPV vaccine is an effective prevention for cervical cancer, especially if adolescents get it before sexual debut.



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Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer among women in Nigeria. There were 31,955 new cervical cancer cases in West Africa in 2018, and Nigeria accounted for almost half (14,943). There were also 10,403 deaths (28 deaths every day) from cervical cancer in the country in the same year.
About 70% of all cervical cancer cases are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV) serotypes 16 and 18. The most common mode of transmission is through sex, but it can also be transmitted through the use…

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