Do you know that cervical cancer is the tenth most common cancer affecting women in Singapore? Over 900 new cases of cervical cancer were diagnosed between 2008 and 2012.
HPV vaccination helps reduce the chances of getting cervical cancer and helps protect against 4 types of HPV. It works by preventing infection with specific types of HPV targeted by the vaccines. However, HPV vaccination does not substitute for routine cervical cancer screening. Vaccinated women should still go for regular pap smear every three years for early detection of cervical cancer.
Vaccination against the human papillomavirus (HPV) at an early age can effectively prevent cervical cancer. Singapore’s Ministry of Health recommends HPV vaccination for girls and women aged 9 to 26 years.
Not only women, men in Singapore between the age of 9 to 26 can now be vaccinated as protection against genital warts. Such warts may put them at risk of cancers of the penis and anus, which can arise from more than 10 different HPV strains.
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