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How does the cervical cancer vaccine work?

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Answered 2011-03-21 09:27:28

It is actually a vaccine for different types of papillomaviruses (HPV). There is over 120 types of HPVs but most of them are benign. Under 20 of these papillomavirustypes are considered high risk and could cause intraepithelial lesions that may lead to cervical cancer. Most of new cervical cancers are attributable to

high-risk HPVs, making HPV one of the most important infectious cause of cancer. The vaccine prevents from the most common high-risk HPVs which cause over 90% of all genital warts and most of the HPV associated cancer caces.

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Where can one get a cervical cancer vaccine?

In the UK the cervical cancer vaccine can be purchased and administered at Boots the chemist, a large chain of drugstores. Elsewhere doctors and healthcare professionals can administer the vaccine to boys and girls, this will usually be organised through the school or your paediatrician.

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Cervical cancer is different from many other cancers in that it is caused by a virus. It also has a preventive vaccine available.

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Yes, the vaccine will work whether or not you've had sex, unless you have HPV.

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