This Is The Importance Of Cervical Cancer Vaccine

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Importance Of Cervical Cancer Vaccine

Cervical cancer is one of the scary diseases. One way to suppress the risk of getting the disease is to provide cervical cancer vaccine.  
Cervical cancer is mostly caused by the sexually transmitted virus that is human papillomavirus (HPV). Cervical cancer vaccine is one effort to prevent transmission of the virus.

HPV infection in women can cause abnormal cell growth in the cervix. In some women, the disorder can then develop into cervical cancer.

For women, the cervical cancer vaccine is recommended as much as three doses in three times. The first vaccine given in adolescence is 11-12 years, then the second vaccine is given one or two months after the first vaccine. Then, the third vaccine was given 6 months after the first vaccine.

The three doses of the vaccine are believed to be long-term protection against HPV infection. If the adolescent dose of vaccine is not yet complete, it is better to consult a doctor to complete the dose of the vaccine.

Not only women, men can benefit from HPV vaccine. For men, HPV virus can also cause genital warts, anal cancer, and throat cancer, apart from cervical cancer.

The recommended male group for HPV vaccine is men who have sex with men or who have immune disorders and are 26 years or younger.

Types of Vaccines
HPV viruses have various types. About 40 percent of all HPV types can cause infection in the genital area. In addition, certain types can trigger cervical cancer.

Here are some types of HPV vaccine that can now be used, namely:
  • The first type is Cervarix. Commonly used to prevent cervical and preterm cancers This type of vaccine will prevent HPV-16 and HPV-18 infection that are generally cancer-causing. HPV vaccine is intended for women only.
  • The second type is Gardasil. Used to prevent cancer and pre-cancer of the cervix, vulva, vagina, and anus. In addition to preventing infection caused by HPV-16, HPV-18, also ward off HPV-6 and HPV-11 infections as the cause of genital warts. For men, the use of this vaccine can be done at the age of 9-26 years.
  • The last type of Gardasil 9. The prevention coverage of HPV infection from this vaccine is wider than previous Gardasil, which includes HPV-31, HPV-33, HPV-45, HPV-52, and HPV-58 are closely related to cervical cancer. For men, Gardasil 9 can be used for ages 9-15 years.

Side effects
Adverse effects of HPV vaccination generally occur temporarily and are relatively mild. Some effects are often complained of such as swelling, pain, and redness around the injection site and headache.

In addition, side effects are not too often found in the form of fever, nausea, and pain around the arms, hands or feet until the appearance of an itchy red rash. Then, there are also very rare effects of respiratory tract obstruction and difficulty breathing.

Although rare, HPV vaccine is also likely to trigger a severe allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis allergy that threatens the safety of the soul.

Consult a doctor before you decide to get a cervical cancer vaccine. Request complete information to make the right consideration of the benefits that can be gained and the risks of side effects.

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