Most cervical cancers can be prevented with HPV vaccination and screening
Since Walboomers and colleagues1 published their findings in 1999, citing that 99.7% of cervical cancers are related to the human papillomavirus (HPV), this has become the standard understanding of the proportion of cervical cancers attributable to HPV.
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