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A 32-year-old female asked about a female:

Is it important to.get cervical cancer injection to prevent it.from what age?

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Dr. Scott Gulinson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
HPV vaccine: The hpv vaccine is important for preventing the four most aggressive forms of high risk hpv. These are the culprits in most cases of cervical cancer or advanced cervical dysplasia (pre cancer). It is approved for your age and is indicated for preventing only these forms of hpv. Other forms can be contracted though and they can cause warts or precancer lesions too.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Hpv vaccine: Recommended for 11- or 12-year-old girls and boys. The vaccine series can be started beginning at age 9 years. Vaccination is also recommended for 13- through 26-year-old females and 13- through 21-year-old males who have not completed the vaccine series.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

How do you get cervical cancer? What can you do to prevent it from happening again?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
HPV and PAP test: Most cervical cancers are due to a virus called hpv. A woman younger than 26 should get vaccine for hpv to prevent cervical cancer. For others regular pap smear examinations are the best preventive strategy. Other issues are delaying the onset of sexual activity, limiting the number of partners and not using tobacco.

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Last updated Apr 5, 2020


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