Too many women have not been screened. To prevent more deaths, screening efforts must continue. Widespread use of the Pap test led to dramatic declines in deaths from cervical cancer. Deaths from cervical cancer did not continue to decrease in the US from 2007 to 2011.The percentage of women screened decreased slightly from 2008 to 2010. The HPV vaccine can reduce risk of cervical cancer. HPV causes most cervical cancers. Only 1 in 3 girls and 1 in 7 boys had received the recommended 3 doses of the HPV vaccine in 2013. Adolescents are not getting HPV vaccination as often as other recommended vaccines, even though it is safe and effective. They should: Ensuring that most health plans cover HPV vaccination as recommended for males and females at no additional cost to the patient.
Helping people sign up for insurance coverage offered in the Health Insurance Marketplace.Increasing access to immunizations through the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program.
Due to the rise in cervical cancer it should be recommended that all women are administered the immunization. This should also be covered by insurance so that all women have access to it. We have to take a more serious look at this as rising cases are cause for concern.
Yes, the federal government should do more to encourage cervical cancer immunizations, because there is great science available on the subject. No woman needs to suffer from cervical cancer again. It's silly not to make sure people receive the vaccination that can prevent it. It's a shame to let people suffer when it can be stopped.
I am not disagreeing on the principles of immunising people against cervical cancer, but I think immunisation should be offered to everyone for the following reasons. 1) Community immunisation minimises the chance of HPV viruses are passed from men to women during heterosexual intercourses. This will elevate the effectiveness of protection against cervical cancer overall.
2) Men deserve as much right to be protected against anal cancer (also caused by HPV) as women do
No, the federal government should not encourage Cervical Cancer immunizations. Vaccinations and health screenings should be encouraged by local communities and state health boards. It is not the job of the government to broadcast prevention of every disease. This work is assigned to the knowledgable and responsible health boards of the state.