Cervical cancer is second most common cancer in India in women. Rural women are affected more. India has one of the highest death rate where one woman dies of cervical cancer every 8 minutes.
The HPV vaccine helps protect you against certain types of HPV that can lead to cancer or genital warts. Also known by the brand name Gardasil 9, the HPV vaccine protects against: HPV types 16 and 18 — the 2 types that cause 80% of cervical cancer cases. HPV types 6 and 11, which cause 90% of genital warts cases.
Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer among women worldwide, with about 493,000 new cases diagnosed annually. Of 274,000 deaths due to cervical cancer each year, more than 80% occur in developing countries, and this proportion is expected to increase to 90% by 2020. Up to 70% of sexually active women will become infected with human Papilloma virus (HPV) during their lifetime. Even though screening reduces the risk of cervical cancer, it does not prevent HPV infection or development of precancerous lesions which need careful follow-up and often need excision. It was observed in a study, Pre-adolescent vaccination alone reduced cancer incidence by 44% and was more effective than screening alone.
A combined approach of Pre-adolescent vaccination and screening of adult women was more effective than either alone.
Give your daughters a happy and healthy future – VACCINATION against HPV PREVENTS CERVIX CANCER