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HPV Vaccine Reduces The Risk Of Developing Cervical Cancer By 90%, Says Study

November 09, 2021 | by Ritu Sanghvi

Every year, more than 3,00,000 women die from cervical cancer and even though the number is so high there is no treatment that protects them from it. Needless to say, numerous treatments, medications, vaccinations, etc. are being studied by doctors and researchers to come up with a way to prevent women from developing cervical cancer. One of them is the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine that has recently been researched upon. And the latest study of the HPV vaccine shows that it can cut the risk of developing cervical cancer in women by 90%! 

A study that was funded by the Cancer Research UK found that the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has visibly reduced the risk of developing cervical cancer in women by 90%. In fact, the register-based observational study that was published on the November 3, states that the HPV immunisation programme has successfully almost eliminated cervical cancer in women born since the 1st of September, 1995.

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The study regarding the HPV vaccine was published in the medical journal The Lancet and it is the first study that has ever been conducted based on the first real-world data. The study also shows that HPV is majorly unproblematic since it clears up without any intervention within a span of a few months of being injected. Having said that, there is still a possibility that HPV can stay behind and lead to cervical cancer. 

As per reports, the HPV vaccine should be given to all preteens – between 11 to 12 – before they get sexually active. According to CDC, “Vaccination is not recommended for everyone older than age 26 years. However, some adults aged 27 through 45 years who are not already vaccinated may decide to get the HPV vaccine after speaking with their healthcare provider about their risk for new HPV infections and the possible benefits of vaccination.”

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Even though the HPV vaccine has been shown to reduce the risk of developing cervical cancer in women, it is still not a replacement for cervical cancer screening. For all those of you who have a pretty active sex life, it would be a good thing to get yourself screened for cervical cancer and keep in touch with your doctor. Taking precautions is always more beneficial.

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