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When cervical cancer is common, HPV vaccination usually isn't, study finds
When cervical cancer is common, HPV vaccination usually isn't, study finds

Rates of cervical cancer vary substantially from state to state, and health experts hoped that the HPV vaccine would help even them out. But new research shows that hasn’t happened – at least not so far. As of 2012, some of the states with the highest incidence of cervical cancer also did the worst job of vaccinating girls against human papillomavirus, the virus that can lead to cervical cancer, according to a study presented Tuesday at a health disparities conference organized by the American Assn. for Cancer Research. For instance, the incidence of cervical cancer in Arkansas was 10.2 cases per 100,000 women, while only 41% of girls in the state began the three-shot regimen...

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