Cervical cancer is preventable. It is one of the most common cancers among women in Latin America and the Caribbean. Its primary cause is the infection with high-risk human papillomaviruses (HPV). The HPV vaccine and the screening and treatment of precancerous lesions can prevent cervical cancer.

HPV vaccine

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The vaccine against the human papillomavirus (HPV) is effective and safe. Protects against infection with HPV, which causes cervical cancer.

Screening

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All adult women should undergo periodic cervical cancer screening to detect lesions in the cervix that, if left untreated, can develop into cervical cancer.

Cervical cancer treatment

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Cervical cancer can be treated effectively if detected early. The treatment options for invasive cancer are surgery, radiotherapy, and in a minor extent, chemotherapy.

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Learn about the HPV vaccine and screening tests to prevent cervical cancer. Protect yourself, protect your daughters, and mobilize your community against cervical cancer