Black Women At Greater Risk Of Cervical Cancer

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Black women at greater risk of cervical cancer

Black women in South Africa are at a greater risk of

contracting cervical cancer, a disease that kills 3 000 every

year. Professor Harald zur Hausen, 2008 Nobel Laureate and

the man credited for identifying the link between human

papillomaviruses (HPV) and cervical cancer, will deliver a

series of public lectures at Wits University from Wednesday

to Friday. About 21% of women in SA contract cervical

cancer at any given time, and 62.8% of invasive cervical

cancers are attributed to HPV subtypes 16 and 18.
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