167 Tyumen Women Were Diagnosed With Cervical Cancer Last Year

167 Tyumen Women Were Diagnosed With Cervical Cancer Last Year
167 Tyumen Women Were Diagnosed With Cervical Cancer Last Year

167 Tyumen women were diagnosed with cervical cancer last year. Today, March 4 - World Day Against Human Papillomavirus (HPV). This is the most common sexually transmitted infection.

Globally, 660 million people are infected with HPV. The virus can cause a whole range of cancers in both men and women - cervical cancer, as well as cancer of the female and male genital organs, - the press service of the Regional Center for Public Health and Medical Prevention told the Ural Meridian news agency.

According to the Medical City, 167 cases of cervical cancer were detected in the Tyumen region last year. The disease can be prevented through the introduction of organized mass screening and primary prevention - vaccination.

Linara Akhmetova, children's gynecologist at GAUZ TO "City Polyclinic 5", told what HPV is and why it is dangerous.

According to her, the disease is characterized by the clinical manifestation of papillomatous formations on the skin and mucous membranes. The greatest threat is posed by HPV types 16 and 18. Their presence in the body can lead to serious illness.

You can become infected with HPV during pregnancy, childbirth, through touching the skin and mucous membrane of an infected person or through personal hygiene items, through scratches, cuts and abrasions, as well as in the pool, shower, bath and sauna. The main mode of transmission of the virus is sexual. Infection occurs with any type of intercourse: genital, oral-genital and anal.

According to the doctor, the most effective protection against HPV is vaccination. To date, two vaccines have been registered. It is necessary to vaccinate before the onset of sexual activity, at the age of 9-11. You can do it later, up to 45 years. However, it will only be effective if the body does not have HPV.

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