As more number of girls are now opting to have vaccination against human papilloma virus (HPV), NHS Cambridgeshire has said that it is delighted to see the response.
NHS spokeswoman has said that more than 90% of girls between the age group of 12 and 13 have had the treatment in the past few years.
The vaccine consists of three injections, which are given with in the period of six months and it is given at community clinics and secondary schools.
HPV can lead to most types of cervical cancer, which is the twelfth most common types of women's cancer in the U. K. Dr. Lincoln Sargeant, who is a consultant in public health medicine at NHS Cambridgeshire, has said that they are happy to see the response of girls to the HPV vaccination programme across the region.
A consultant gynaecologist at St George's Hospital talked about a case in which a middle class mother was referred to her by a GP. The woman was in a bad condition, as she was bleeding heavily. Moreover, she had not had any test for eight years.
After her biopsy and examination, it was found that she had been suffering from cervical cancer. The stage of the disease was so advanced that even surgical treatment was not suitable for her and if the disease was caught soon, it could have been avoided.