Aus­tralia now on track to elim­i­nate cer­vi­cal can­cer

Dubbo Photo News - - News - By LY­DIA PEDRANA By SOPHIA ROUSE US for­mer for­mer Cana­dian

AUS­TRALIA is on track to be the first coun­try in the world to elim­i­nate cer­vi­cal can­cer as a pub­lic health prob­lem by 2035, ac­cord­ing to Can­cer Coun­cil re­search.

Erad­i­cat­ing the dis­ease, which is ex­pected to af­fect around 951 Aus­tralian women just this year, is a largely a re­sult of our na­tional pub­licly-funded hu­man pa­pil­lo­mavirus (HPV) vac­ci­na­tion pro­gram and na­tional Hpv-based cer­vi­cal screen­ing pro­grams.

HPV is a sex­u­ally trans­mit­ted ill­ness that is re­spon­si­ble for many cases of cer­vi­cal THE Ru­ral Fire Ser­vice Orana Team has urged those con­sid­er­ing burn­ing to wait un­til the cool weather change ar­rives this week­end.

With Dubbo, Welling­ton and Nar­romine are all fore­casted to have Very High and Se­vere fire dan­ger for the rest can­cer.

With the HPV vac­cine, or Gar­dasil 9, be­ing ad­min­is­tered in schools this week, the Can­cer Coun­cil has re­minded Aus­tralians that elim­i­na­tion is only pos­si­ble if HPV vac­ci­na­tion and screen­ing con­tinue at their cur­rent rates.

“It’s on all of us to en­sure that young boys and girls con­tinue to be vac­ci­nated and that women over 25 par­tic­i­pate in the screen­ing pro­gram,” a Can­cer Coun­cil of the week, the RFS be­lieves it is only the start of a long fire sea­son.

Su­per­in­ten­dent Lyn­don Wieland warned com­mu­nity mem­bers of the parched en­vi­ron­ment and re­minded land­hold­ers of their re­spon­si­bil­ity around fires. spokesper­son said.

“In the first four to five years af­ter the pro­gram started, we ob­served a 77 per cent de­crease in the num­ber of 18 to 24-year-old women with HPV, for the HPV types cov­ered by the first-gen­er­a­tion vac­cine.”

The HPV vac­cine pro­tects against nine HPV types which cause 90 per cent of cer­vi­cal can­cers in women and the ma­jor­ity of other Hpv-re­lated can­cers in women, in­clud­ing Ev­ery day the staff at Dubbo’s NRMA In­sur­ance of­fice leave pink piggy banks on their front coun­ters so that any­one can do­nate their loose change to dif­fer­ent char­i­ties and or­gan­i­sa­tions around town.

This year, with the help of the Dubbo com­mu­nity, the NRMA raised $430 to go to the Pink Ladies and handed over their cheque on Wed­nes­day, Au­gust 28.

The Pink Ladies are a group of ded­i­cated vol­un­teers who share du­ties five days a week at the Dubbo Base Hos­pi­tal and help wher­ever they are needed, pro­vid­ing emo­tional sup­port and care for pa­tients.

Dubbo Photo News gath­ered NRMA ladies and Pink Ladies for this cel­e­bra­tory photo. Pic­tured with the big cheque are, back, Jenny Kelly, front, Carol Lane, Brenda Black, Sandy Brown, Betty Mill­gate, Judy Hug­gard and Dawn Serisier.

"Con­di­tions dur­ing the win­ter have been un­usu­ally dry, re­sult­ing in the veg­e­ta­tion and soil mois­ture lev­els be­ing ex­tremely low. Peo­ple will need to be ex­tremely care­ful when us­ing fire. If a fire leaves your prop­erty, the land­holder is li­able for any can­cer of the cervix and a pro­por­tion of can­cers of the anus, vulva, vagina, pe­nis, mouth and throat.

It also pro­tects men against 95 per cent of all Hpv-re­lated can­cers and 90 per cent of gen­i­tal warts.

While reactions to the vac­ci­na­tion are rare, side ef­fects in­clude pain, red­ness and swelling at the site of in­jec­tion.

More se­ri­ous side ef­fects, such as al­ler­gic reactions, are ex­tremely rare with re­search find­ing that for ev­ery mil­lion doses of the vac­cine given, there are only about three al­ler­gic reactions. dam­ages,” Su­per­in­ten­dent Lyn­don Wieland said.

Supt Wieland also praised com­mu­ni­ties’ which have done the right thing and no­ti­fied the Fire Con­trol Cen­tre at least 24 hours prior to light­ing dur­ing the non-fire dan­ger pe­riod.

Sep 5: Bob Ne­whart, Joan Syd­ney, Ge­orge Raquel

US co­me­dian, 90.

Ma­tron Mag­gie Sloan in A Coun­try Prac­tice, 81. Aus­tralian-born James Bond ac­tor, 80. US ac­tress, 79. for­mer politi­cian, US ac­tor, 68. foot­baller, footy player, 44.

Lazenby, Welch, Michael Keaton, Matt Geyer,

75. 55. ac­tress, 29. Sep 6: Rogers Wa­ters, from Pink Floyd, 76. Si­mon Reeve, Chan­nel 7 personalit­y, 58. US ac­tress, 55. John Pol­son, direc­tor-ac­tor, 54. Pak­istani crick­eter, 51. Tim Hen­man, English ten­nis player, 45. Pippa Mid­dle­ton, sis­ter of the Duchess of Cam­bridge, 36.

Sep 7: Glo­ria Gaynor, Gareth Evans, Frank Fa­rina, Ali­cia Banit, Rosie Perez, Saeed An­war, Julie Kavner, the Chrissie An­drew Voss, Shan­non El­iz­a­beth, Evan Rachel

pop singer, 70. voice of car­toon char­ac­ter Marge Simp­son, 69. Hynde, US singer of The Pre­tenders, 68. rugby league com­men­ta­tor, 53. ac­tress, 46. Ge­orge Bai­ley, crick­eter, 37. Wood, US ac­tress, 32. Sep 8: Dave Ste­wart, of the Eury­th­mics, 67. Paul Zanetti, po­lit­i­cal car­toon­ist, 58. James Packer, busi­ness­man, 52. Lach­lan Murdoch, busi­ness­man, 48. Martin Free­man, English ac­tor, 48. Hind­marsh, NRL player, 40. Pink, US singer, 40.

AFL player, 36.

Nathan Chris Judd, Sep 9: Susilo Bam­bang Yud­hoy­ono, Alexan­der Downer, Hugh Grant, British ac­tor, 59. Adam Natasha Stott Rachel Hunter, NZ Henry Thomas, US ac­tor, ET The Michael Bu­ble, Michelle Wil­liams, Shaun Shan­non Boyd,

In­done­sian pres­i­dent, 70. politi­cian, 68.

San­dler, US ac­tor-co­me­dian, 53.

De­spoja, for­mer politi­cian, 50. model-ac­tress, 50. Ex­tra-ter­res­trial (pic­tured), 48. singer, 44.

footy player, 29.



Sep 10: Lynda Stoner, Colin Firth, Guy Ritchie, Phillippe,

chef, 61. ac­tor, 56. US ac­tress, 39. footy player,

Ge­off Jansz, TV Wil­liam Mcinnes, Ryan James Gra­ham,

TV ac­tress, 66. British ac­tor, 59. UK film direc­tor, 51. US ac­tor, 45. footy player, 34.

Sep 11: Re­nee Geyer, singer, 66. Moby, Princess Ak­ishino, Harry Ludacris,

US Dj-mu­si­cian, 54.

Ja­pa­nese Im­pe­rial Fam­ily, 53.

Con­nick Jr, US ac­tor-singer, 52. rap­per, 42. singer/song­writer, 41. footy player, 29.

Ben Lee, Jar­rod Cro­ker,

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