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Samitivej Hospital: Understanding HPV and the Importance of Vaccination

What is HPV?


The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a common factor behind the onset of several forms of cancer, such as cervical cancer, vaginal cancer, vulvar cancer, anal cancer, Genital wards and oropharyngeal cancer.


Women aged 9-26 should consider getting the HPV vaccine to lower the risk of cervical cancer.


The HPV vaccine is recommended for women between the ages of 9 and 26. This vaccine has been shown to reduce the likelihood of cervical cancer by as much as 90%, and research suggests that its protection against HPV can last for at least 10 years.


If I am over 26 years old, can I still receive the HPV vaccine?


For adults aged 27-45 who have not previously been vaccinated against cervical cancer, it is advisable to consult a doctor to determine whether the HPV vaccine is appropriate for you and to undergo cervical cancer screening.


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