Health Matters: Study claims cervical cancer could be eliminated within two decades

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Actress Emily Blunt says she used to have a speech impediment that was so bad she couldn't say her name when she was young.

Blunt says she took up acting while she was still in grade school and that helped her.

She now works with the American institute for stuttering to raise awareness about why the affliction occurs.

Nearly 4,300 American women will die from cervical cancer this year, according to the American cancer society.

However, a new study suggests that cancer could be eliminated within two decades in the US.

Researchers say scaling up cancer screening coverage to 90 percent could speed up elimination of the disease.

A common cause of cervical cancer is HPV.

It is recommended that boys and girls ages 11 and 12 years old get the HPV vaccine.

 

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