Gardasil 9

Gardasil 9 The GARDASIL 9 vaccine protects against cancer and disease caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). It protects you against 9 types of HPV, concentrated into a little injection syringe. HPV is a virus that can be categorised into 2 major groups. One group that causes cancers and another group that causes warts or papillomas. There are over a hundred strains of HPV and they are each given a designated number eg HPV 6 or HPV 16 or HPV52. Now, HPV strains that cause warts will NOT cause cancers and HPV strains that cause Cancer will...

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Should I take a HPV vaccine?

I get this question a lot both from women and their mothers. Before we get into answering the question proper, let’s look at some facts: Cervical cancer is the 7th most common cancer in Singapore and the 5th most common cancer in the world. Cervical cancer is caused by infection with the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Certain strains of HPV, known as ‘high risk types’ are more likely to cause Cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is frequently asymptomatic until late stages. Cervical cancer can be cured if detected early. The best way to detect...

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