Australia set to eradicate cervical cancer within two decades

Australia looks set to become the first country in the world to wipe out cervical cancer, thanks to national vaccination and screening programmes which could see the disease effectively eliminated as a public health issue within 20 years.
New research published in The Lancet Public Health forecasts the disease will soon be a rarity in Australia, with fewer than six new cases per 100,000 women by 2022, and fewer than four new cases per 100,000 women by 2035.
In 2007, Australia launched a…