- by Dr Gowher Yusuf
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- Jun 14 2017
Protect your daughter against cervical cancer
Take a few minutes to stop and ponder over the importance of vaccination against cervical cancer. Cervical Cancer is the No.1 cause of cancer-related death amongst women in India and is even more common than breast cancer. In fact, every year, more than 72,000 women in India die due to Cervical Cancer.
1 out of 4 women in the world dying of Cervical Cancer is an Indian.
Protection is now possible against Cervical Cancer. Vaccination along with screening offers the best possible protection against Cervical Cancer.
Who should get vaccinated?
Vaccination is best given as early as possible in adolescent girls as this is when the best immune response to vaccination is achieved.
However, since all women remain at risk of Cervical Cancer ask your doctor if Vaccination is suitable for you too.
How is vaccination given?
Vaccination is given as 3 injections over a 6 month period.
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