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More than 2,000 women in Japan will die from cervical cancer this year, and several thousand more cases will be diagnosed — even though many other advanced nations consider it a preventable disease.

“Unfortunately, I have had a surgical operation to remove my entire womb,” actress Yoriko Doguchi said in reciting a passage from her book at a recent event in Tokyo promoting cervical cancer prevention.

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