This year over 13,000 people will be diagnosed with cervical cancer. Almost all cervical cancer cases can be prevented by the HPV vaccine.
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a common virus spread through intimate skin-to-skin contact. 8 out of 10 people will become infected with HPV in their lifetime. HPV can cause six types of cancers including:
The HPV vaccine can prevent 90% of HPV cancers, including cervical, by preventing the virus that causes them.