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Cervical cancer can be prevented

Cervical cancer can be prevented

Approximately 34,000 romances were suffering from cervical cancer in 2003. The 14th National Congress of Obstetrics-Gynecology was dedicated to this condition, attended by over 1,000 specialized doctors from the country. The human papilloma virus (HPV) is the cause of the disease, and serotypes 16 and 18 are responsible for more than 70 percent of cases worldwide.

Approximately 34,000 romances were suffering from cervical cancer in 2003. The 14th National Congress of Obstetrics-Gynecology was dedicated to this condition, attended by over 1,000 specialized doctors from the country. The human papilloma virus (HPV) is the cause of the disease, and serotypes 16 and 18 are responsible for more than 70 percent of cases worldwide.
Any woman is exposed to the risk of HPV oncogene infection. HPV is a very common and highly contagious virus. It is easily transmitted, through direct skin contact of the skin from the anogenital region, so condoms do not always provide protection.
Fortunately, a new vaccine has been registered in Romania, which, together with the Pap smear, offers effective protection in the prevention of cervical cancer.

The new vaccine is 100 percent effective against HPV subtypes 16 and 18, but also against associated precancerous lesions.
Source: The Truth
October 17, 2006