News HPV jab saves on smear test’

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WOMEN who have had the HPV vac­ci­na­tion may only need three cer­vi­cal can­cer tests in their life­time, stud­ies sug­gest.

Nor­mally 12 tests are given but they may only be needed at 30, 40 and 55.

HPV may cause up to 99 per cent of cer­vi­cal can­cers – but cases have fallen since a vac­cine was in­tro­duced for 11 to 13-year-olds in 2008.

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