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Human Papilloma Virus - HPV Vaccine and Cancer Prevention

Written by
Dr. Shalini Patodiya
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.

Published on Feb 13, 2017 and last reviewed on Sep 07, 2018   -  1 min read

Abstract

Abstract

A vaccine that can prevent cancer sounds like a distant dream, but it is true. The HPV vaccine is a vaccine available widely, which can prevent your children from many future cancers. This article is for the purpose of creating awareness regarding this vaccine.

Human Papilloma Virus - HPV Vaccine and Cancer Prevention

HPV (Human papilloma virus) vaccines have been widely available over a decade. But, a very few people have actually heard about the vaccine and a few have gotten vaccinated. This is the first and only vaccine available against cancer.

Human Papilloma Virus:

HPV vaccine prevents against human papilloma virus. This virus causes 70% of the cervical cancers and is also responsible for a significant proportion of anal, penile, vulval, vaginal and oropharyngeal cancers. HPV virus is acquired sexually during adulthood. The persistence of this virus for decades leads to malignancy.

Cervical Cancer:

Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in females, the most common being breast cancer. It causes a significant amount of morbidity and mortality. Around 70% cervical cancer can be prevented by this vaccine alone.

Genital Warts:

HPV also causes warts. Genital warts are sexually transmitted. The quadrivalent vaccine, Gardasil can also prevent 90% of genital warts.

HPV Vaccine:

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