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Cervical cancer screening and vaccination in India

Surendra S Shastri

DOI: 10.20529/IJME.2010.016


Cervical cancer is the most common cancer among women in the less developed countries which account for 80% of the global burden of the disease and over 80% of the global mortality due to cervical cancer. Latin America and the Asia-Pacific region account for about 60% of cervical cancer cases worldwide. An estimated 2,05,496 new cases and 1,19,097 deaths due to cervical cancer will occur in India by 2020, contributing to 29% and 30% respectively of the global burden of cervical cancer cases and mortality.

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