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Cases of Cervical Cancer in Iceland Drop by 70 Percent

New cases of cervical cancer have decreased by more than 70 percent in Iceland after organized screenings began and deaths caused by cervical cancer have decreased by 90 percent.

Cancer cell. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

This is stated in an article on cervical cancer screening by Kristján Sigurdsson, senior physician at the Cancer Society’s Screening Center, which was published in the August issue of the journal Cytopathology, ruv.is reports.

The article emphasizes that conventional cancer screening continues after vaccination begins. The journal’s editorial states that the organization of cancer screenings in Iceland is unique.

A recent survey concluded that Iceland is the leading European nation in the fight against breast cancer.

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