Tuesday , September 27 2022

Nearly 2,500 deaths from cervical cancer in 2018


theRate & # 39; mortality of cervical cancer, caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), nearly doubled in Morocco since 2012.

According to the latest data from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), published on Globocan 2018 Morocco increased from 2,258 new cases per year in 2012 to 3388 new cases per year in 2018.

The number of & # 39; deaths increased from 1,076 in 2012 to 2465 deaths in 2018.

Already ranked as the second leading cause of & # 39; cancer death among women in Morocco, these rates are still the highest rates & # 39; cervical cancer in the Middle East and Africa & # 39; America (MENA).

"The tragedy is that we know how to prevent, discover and treat diseases related to & # 39; HPV. Failure & # 39; political will, stigma and misinformation are all hurdles to overcome to eliminate these cancers and save lives, "said Alim El Gaddari, director & # 39; ITPC MENA.

In fact, the vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV) to prevent the majority of cervical cancer and another because HPV cancers, such as cancer & # 39; the anus, penis, some oropharyngeal cancers and warts genitals, he said.

Approved and available since 2006, this vaccine is now offered as part of the national program & # 39; immunization & # 39; more than 90 countries around the world, such as Libya, Senegal and the United Arab Emirates.

"It's time to vaccinate our children against HPV. Today, tomorrow vaccine will save lives," says Pr. Aicha Kharbache, obstetrician gynecologist, head of department at the University Hospital & # 39; Victoria and vice president of the Moroccan League for the fight against STDs.

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