Cervical cancer can be prevented.
The HPV vaccine and the screening and treatment of precancerous lesions are essential interventions to achieve this goal.
The success in getting women and girls access to vaccination and screening does not only depend on health programs. It is also necessary that the community gets involved by becoming informed and participating in the cervical cancer prevention efforts.
When talking about cervical cancer, many questions arise: How is it prevented? Can it be cured? Is the HPV vaccine effective? Is screening painful? In this section, you will find informative materials that will help you clarify your doubts and take better care of your health, as well as, that of your daughters and that of your community.
Parents and guardians of girls and adolescents should favor that they receive the HPV vaccine. In addition, these girls and adolescents need to be informed about the vaccine in a clear way that has to be transmitted not only by their parents and guardians but also by the teaching staff.
Women should be informed about screening as well as about the need to ask for their results and follow the recommendations of their health provider for rescreening and/or treatment.
Booklets: Human papilloma virus and cervical cancer
This series of four booklets is intended to help to answer the most frequently asked questions about the human papilloma virus and cervical cancer. Each of them is designed for a specific audience: the first one is aimed to women and explains the benefits of screening tests; the second one offers parents, mothers and tutors of girls information about the vaccination against the HPV; and third one is designed to help teachers to address questions in order to facilitate the vaccination sessions against HPV in schools. There is a fourth booklet for health personnel that provides information on the basic concepts for the prevention and control of cervical cancer.
Cuadernillo 1: WHAT WOMEN SHOULD KNOW
Cuadernillo 2: WHAT PARENTS SHOULD KNOW
Cuadernillo 3: WHAT TEACHERS SHOULD KNOW
Cuadernillo 4: WHAT HEALTH WORKERS SHOULD KNOW
Human Papillomavirus and Cervical Cancer Factsheets: Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a common, sexually transmitted virus and most people will be infected with HPV at some point in their life time. The majority of HPV infections clear on their own, but in some cases the infection will persist and can develop into cervical cancer or other HPV related cancer. This factsheet series provides more information to health care providers and the general public on HPV and cervical cancer prevention and control.Download Factsheets