Did you know – human papillomavirus (HPV) can cause cervical cancer? There are more than 100 types of HPV. It is transmitted from one person to another sexually.
It is therefore crucial to get vaccinated against this deadly virus. HPV can be given to girls from the age of 9 years upto 45 years as prevention against cervical cancer. Even teenaged boys can be given this vaccine early on. HPV constitutes 5% of all types of cancers. It is preventable. Spreading information about its occurrence and preventive steps are the need of the hour. Vaccination programs may play a crucial role in its prevention.
Read more details at BBC.com.