the Prevention of Cervical Cancer

Cervical dysplasia is a condition where there is growth of abnormal cells on the surface of the cervix. A vaccine called Gardasil has been developed which acts against 4 serious strains of HPV ' 2 strains causing 70 % of cervical dysplasia/cancer and 2 against HPV. This vaccine has been approved to be given in female children and women between 9-26 years of age. Another vaccine Cervarix acts against 2 HPV strains.

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