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What vaccines are approved to protect women from cervical cancer?

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  • Gardasil is approved for use in males and females ages 9 to 26. It protects against two strains of HPV (types 16 and 18) that account for 70% of cervical cancers and over 50% of precancerous lesions of the cervix, vulva, and vagina. Gardasil protects against the types of HPV (6 and 11) which are linked to more than 90% of the cases of genital warts.
  • Gardasil 9 can also be used in males and females ages 9 to-26. It prevents infection by the same HPV types as Gardasil plus HPV-31, HPV-33, HPV-45, HPV-52, and HPV-58. Collectively, these viruses are involved in more than 90% of cervical cancers.

From: Cervical Cancer WebMD Medical Reference

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National Cancer Institute.  FDA: "FDA approves Gardasil 9 for prevention of certain cancers caused by five additional types of HPV." The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. “Cervical Cancer Screening.” July, 2014. American Cancer Society. “American Cancer Society Guidelines for the Early Detection of Cancer” and "Survival Rates for Cervical Cancer, by Stage." U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. “Cervical Cancer: Screening.”




U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. from eMedicineHealth.
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Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on January 14, 2018

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National Cancer Institute.  FDA: "FDA approves Gardasil 9 for prevention of certain cancers caused by five additional types of HPV." The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. “Cervical Cancer Screening.” July, 2014. American Cancer Society. “American Cancer Society Guidelines for the Early Detection of Cancer” and "Survival Rates for Cervical Cancer, by Stage." U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. “Cervical Cancer: Screening.”




U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. from eMedicineHealth.
Cervical Cancer

CDC.


 

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on January 14, 2018

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