Cervical cancer vaccine is popular, but fails to cure doubts

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By Elisabeth Rosenthal, International Herald Tribune

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

In two years, cervical cancer has gone from obscure killer confined mostly to poor nations to the West's disease of the moment.

Tens of millions of girls and young women have been vaccinated against the disease in the United States and in Europe in the two years since two vaccines were given government approval in many countries and, often, recommended for universal use among females from 11 to 26.

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