Cervical cancer

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Prevention and Detection

Prevention

Get an HPV Vaccine
According to the CDC, the HPV vaccine has the potential to prevent more than 90% of cancers attributable to HPV. The HPV vaccine is given to boys and girls ages 9 through 26 to prevent HPV; the vaccine will only help prevent HPV and will not treat an HPV infection.

It is best to get the vaccine as young as possible, between the ages of 9 and 12, to reduce the chance of already being exposed to HPV and to have a better immune response to the vaccine.

 

Limit exposure to HPV
HPV is spread through skin-to-skin exposure/contact with an area of ​​the body that is infected with HPV. Therefore, it is possible to transmit HPV without having sex; however, it is most often spread through contact during sexual intercourse, such as vaginal, anal, and oral sex. It can also be spread through hand-to-genital contact.

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The best way to limit your exposure to HPV is to abstain from sex or limit the number of sexual partners you have, as well as reduce the number of partners who have multiple sexual partners.

Use a condom
Using a condom can’t completely prevent the spread of HPV and doesn’t cover the entire genital area, but it can reduce your chances of getting HPV and prevent a number of other STDs and pregnancies.

Don’t
Smoke As mentioned above, smoking damages the cells of the cervix, which increases your chances of getting cervical cancer. It is best to avoid smoking to reduce the risk of cervical and other cancers.

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