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Compared with unvaccinated women, the risk among women vaccinated before age 17 dropped by almost 90%.
Most women don’t, which is one reason gynecological cancers are so deadly.
Coronavirus threatens to slow progress against cancer prevention
The American Cancer Society now calls for vaccination of girls and boys starting at age 9.
Most vaccines can be administered on a flexible timeline if the originally recommended timeline is missed.
Human papillomavirus, which causes genital warts and various cancers, is preventable with a vaccine.
This makes a big difference in preventing the more than half a million new cervical cancer cases and over 300,000 deaths globally each year.
Or, how we know herpes doesn’t cause cervical cancer — and HPV does
Available vaccines offer protection against cervical, anal, oral, liver and stomach cancers.
Today, women between ages 30 and 65 can be offered an HPV test along with the Pap test, or an HPV test alone.
Oral STIs include chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes simplex and human papillomavirus.
Cancer Health spoke with the Foundation for Women’s Cancer about gynecologic cancer education, prevention and eradication.
The United States Congress designated January as Cervical Health Awareness Month.
More widespread vaccination could reduce cervical, anal, oral and other cancers caused by human papillomavirus.
The New York Times’ women’s health advice columnist says the claim is not true, no matter what your mother says.
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