Women could collect a sample of urine at home to check their risk of cervical cancer, research suggests.Read more
Human papillomavirus (HPV)
It is hoped the immunisation programme will help reduce diagnoses of HPV-related cancers and save lives.
Boys aged 12-13 in Northern Ireland are to be offered a vaccine to protect them against Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)-related cancers. It is hoped the immunisation programme will help reduce diagnoses of HPV-related cancers and save lives. Women under 25 have had the opportunity to be vaccinated against the HPV virus since 2008. The programme has been successful, with the prevalence of the main HPV cancer-causing types 16 and 18 reduced by more than 80%.
The vaccine stops infection with the Human Papilloma Virus, which causes over 99% of cervical cancers