The Union Health Ministry is going to come up with new guidelines which will focus on ensuring wider cervical and breast cancer screening in India even as doctors say that women are becoming increasingly vulnerable to these diseases.
Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Centre to file its response giving details like process of taking consent of persons on whom clinical trial of cervical cancer prevention vaccines, Gardasil and Cervarix, have been carried out.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said the country was rolling out a vaccination program to protect five million 11-to 13-year-old girls against the human papilloma virus (HPV), which can cause cause cervical cancer.
Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women and is responsible for nearly 10 percent of cancer deaths in women - particularly in developing countries. In India, it kills over 74,000 women every year.