Cervical cancer is mostly caused by the HPV virus and it is one of the leading causes of death in females. One way to avoid cervical cancer is to get the HPV or cervical cancer vaccine. Let’s discuss what this vaccine is and how it keeps a person safe. Please continue reading to discover what it is, how it works, and who should take it.
What is Cervical Cancer?
This form of cancer arises from the cervix. In this life-threatening disease, cells have the ability to grow in an abnormal manner and spread or invade other body parts. In the beginning, the person observes no symptoms and common symptoms include pain during intercourse, bleeding, or/and pelvic pain. The bleeding after intercourse might not be much but it is a sign of cervical cancer. In 90% of cases, human papillomavirus (HPV) infection has caused this cancer.
What is Cervical Cancer Vaccine?
The human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) and it is the main cause of cervical cancer. That is why a significant number of population can be made secure through widespread immunization with the HPV vaccine or cervical cancer vaccine. This vaccine provides strength to fight the HPV virus. Here is what it does.
What does Cervical Cancer Vaccine do?
As a matter of fact, different strains of HPV that can cause cervical cancer spread due to sexual contact.
Like others, this vaccines can prevent cervical cancer before a person has contracted the virus. In addition, it can also prevent genital warts and anal cancer in men and genital warts, vulvar cancer, vaginal cancer, and anal cancer in women. The throat & mouth cancers’ link to HPV has also been found in some studies so this vaccine can help in preventing throat and mouth cancer.
Who should take Cervical Cancer Vaccine?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) guidelines, boys and girls as young as 11 can take HPV vaccine. However, some experts suggest getting the vaccine at the age of 9. It is important for the boys and girls to have it before becoming sexually active because the vaccine cannot do anything if a person is already infected with HPV.
As per the recommendations of CDC, all teenagers and adolescents should take two doses of HPV vaccine from age 9 to 14. The young adults of ages from 15 to 26 should start taking it three times a year. FDA has approved its use for males and females ages 9 to 45.
Who should not get the HPV Vaccine?
The vaccine is not recommended for severely ill people, moderately ill people, and pregnant women. If a person has severe allergies, it must be shared with the doctor before getting vaccinated. If a person is allergic to latex and yeast, the doctor should be intimated. Moreover, one should not get vaccinated if there is a life-threatening allergic reaction to any component of the vaccine.
Health Risks and Side Effects
The vaccine is safe; however, there are mild side effects as well. It can cause redness, soreness, or swelling at the injection site. In rare cases, a person can suffer from weakness, fatigue, vomiting, nausea, headaches, fainting and dizziness after taking it.
The risks of fainting can be avoided if the person stays suited for 15 minutes after the injection. On the contrary, it is a safe way to avoid bigger problems. The vaccine is FDA-approved and our experts make sure you do not get any side effects.
Cervical Cancer Vaccine in Dubai
If you live in the UAE, there are many reasons to choose the Euromed Clinic Center Dubai. Here, you get the right vaccine at the right time and in the right way. If you are interested in taking the Cervical Cancer Vaccine in Dubai, please book an appointment now.
Cervical Cancer FAQ’s
Is it safe to take the cervical cancer vaccine?
There has been extensive research on the cervical cancer vaccine and the results have shown that the vaccine is safe. Although this vaccine has some side effects, they are mild and temporary. No serious life-threatening events have been reported.
Who can take the cervical cancer vaccine?
According to experts, a cervical cancer vaccine is recommended for boys and girls above the age of 11. In some cases, it can be given to 9-year-olds. Moreover, it is better to get kids vaccinated before they have any sexual contact.
Can I get an HPV vaccine if I am over 26?
While cervical cancer vaccine is recommended for children around the ages of 11 or 12, adults can also get it. The FDA has approved Gardasil 9 - a form of the cervical cancer vaccine - for adults. People between 27 and 45 can easily get it.
What are the side effects of the cervical cancer vaccine?
The side effects associated with the cervical cancer vaccine are mild and temporary. Commonly occurring side effects are pain, redness, or swelling at the injection site, fever, headache, fatigue, nausea, muscle, or joint pain.
What are the negative effects of the HPV vaccine?
Until now, no serious negative effects of the cervical cancer vaccine have been reported. Some people don't get their children this vaccine because they fear that they may become infertile. However, the HPV vaccine does not negatively affect fertility.
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