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Old 10-07-2005, 01:16 PM   #1
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Vaccine against cervical cancer

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4317972.stm

Aren't sure whether this is 'old' news or not but it's great news nonetheless
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I knew someone who died from cervical cancer

I certainly hope this will happen
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Yes, I think it is 'new' and it is great news indeed!
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I think a cure against mallaria would be more usefull.
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I can't believe we'd compare the usefulness of cures for deadly diseases.

Nevermind the mortality rates of the two diseases - take for example the 3% mortality rate of the malaria epidemic in Ethiopia in 2003 vs. a study done in the UK in 2001 which cites a 47% chance survival, or 57% chance of death if you are diagnosed with cervical cancer.

So if you really want to compare usefulness, which in itself I find somewhat unattractive, then a good if not great case can be made that you are in effect, incorrect.

I really sometimes wonder about FYM. Some days...
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4% exist in a state of uncertainty?
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Old 10-08-2005, 01:55 AM   #9
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that is great news !
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Old 10-08-2005, 02:33 AM   #10
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any step toward the prevention and cure of cancer is a great thing. Hopefully this will be the first of many cancers to be "beaten" by modern medicine
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rono's pap smears have all come back clear, then.
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rono's pap smears have all come back clear, then.
And apparently those of the people he loves.
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This I think is the biggest news I heard all week and I'm suprised it hasn't received more attention.

You'd be shocked at how many college aged girls are walking around with these pre-cancerous cells (HPV). Which is spread quickly and without notice.

This is wonderful news and I've read that it could be available in a matter of months not years.

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