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Cervical cancer vaccine now free of charge under GESY

It is the fourth most common cancer affecting women in Cyprus

Source: CNA

The fourth most frequent cancer in Cyprus in women is cervical cancer, with 36 new cases in 2019, according to the Cyprus Association of Cancer Patients and Friends (PASYKAF).

In a press release on the occasion of the International Day of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) on March 4, the association is carrying out an awareness campaign for prevention, timely diagnosis, and elimination of the virus.

PASYKAF said the HPV vaccination is now available free of charge through the General Health System for girls born after 01/01/2004 and boys born after 01/01/2008.

Parents and guardians are urged to make arrangements for their children's vaccination through their pediatricians.

According to data from the Cancer Registry of the Ministry of Health, cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women in Cyprus, with 36 new cases in 2019.

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