Friday, June 22, 2007

N.S. unveils cancer plan

From the Calgary Sun:
Nova Scotia became the first province yesterday to unveil plans for a publicly funded vaccine to protect young girls from the human papilloma virus -- the leading cause of cervical cancer.

The announcement came as obstetricians and gynecologists from across Canada warned more young women will die from the disease unless others act quickly.

The federal budget included $300 million for such programs.

Beginning this fall, some 6,000 Nova Scotian girls in Grade 7 will be given the option of receiving three doses of Gardasil. ...more

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